Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4768 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Ārāʼish-i maḥfīl by Mīr Sher ʻAlī Afsos

A history of India up to the Muslim period, in Urdu, followed by three short extracts in Persian from works on archery (ff. 137r-150v)

Language(s): Urdu and Persian


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 19.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 152 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 30.5 × 19 cm.



Origin: 1805 CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986


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