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Mogul Empire -- History

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants. [Please click twice to see the full manuscript]
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

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Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 700 manuscripts pertaining to the Islamicate world and South Asia, dating from the 10th to 19th centuries C.E. (the majority being post-1500). Chiefly bound paper codices, it includes sacred texts of importance to the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, Qur’anic commentaries, Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi’i Imams, works treating Islamic law, world history, the history of India, medicine,...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries C.E. (bulk: post-1500 C.E.)

Or Ms 76: واقعات بابری Vāqiʻāt-i Bāburī, 1215 A.H., 1798 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 76
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A complete copy of the Persian version of the memoirs of the Mughal Emperor Bābur (1483-1530 C.E.).

Dates: 1215 A.H.; 1798 C.E.

Or Ms 77: طبقات اکبرشاهی Ṭabaqāt-i Akbar-Shāhī, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 77
Scope and Contents A most celebrated general history of India from the time of the Muslim conquest (367 A.H., 977 C.E.) to the 38th year of Mughal Emperor Akbar's reign (1002 A.H., 1593 A.D.). The work, which is the earliest pertaining exclusively to India, is also known under the titles of Ṭabaqāt-i Akbarī, Ta'rīkh-i Niẓamī, and Ta' rīkh-i Sulṭān-i Niẓamī. It was compiled by Niẓam al-Dīn Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Muqīm...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 78: اکبرنامه Akbar-nāmah, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 78
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The well-known history of the Emperor Akbar the Great, by his favourite Prime Minister and Secretary, Shaykh Abū al-Faz̤l " 'Allāmī " b. Shaykh Mubārak Nāgūrī. The author was in his time the most learned and elegant writer in the East.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 79: دستورالعمل اکبری Dastūr al-'amal-i Akbarī, 1230 A.H., 1814 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 79
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An account of the 22 ṣubahs (or provinces) of the Indian Empire, their subdivisions and revenue in the time of the Mughul sovereignty.

Dates: 1230 A.H.; 1814 C.E.

Or Ms 80: اقبال نامهٔ جهانگیری Iqbāl-nāmah-i Jahāngīrī, 1189 A.H., 1775 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 80
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A history of the life and reign of Mughal Emperor Jahāngīr (1569-1627).

Dates: 1189 A.H.; 1775 C.E.

Or Ms 81: عمل صالح ʻAmal-i Ṣāliḥ, 1224 A.H., 1809 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 81
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A history of the Mughal Emperor Shāhjahān's life and reign, and containing a short history of his predecessors, beginning with Tīmūr. On the flyleaf the work is entitled "lkhtiṣar-i Shāh Jahān-nāmah."

Dates: 1224 A.H.; 1809 C.E.

Or Ms 82: وقائع حیدرآباد Vaqa'i' Ḥaydarābād, undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 82
Scope and Contents A diary of the siege and conquest of Golkundah, near Hyderabad, by the Mughal Emperor 'Alamgīr in 1107 A.H. (1695 C.E.). It was compiled by Mīrzā Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad, who was descended from a Persian family of physicians in Dehli. He was Comptroller of the Royal Kitchen, and received the title of Ni'mat Khān from the same Emperor 'Alamgīr and near the end of the reign, on account of his constant attendance upon that monarch, he received the title of "Muqarrab Khān". Ni'mat Khān wrote several...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 83: دستور العمل سررشتجات Dastūr al-'amal-i-sarrishtajāt, undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 83
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A collection of useful instructions and tables for the education of those who work in the revenue offices. It gives a fair insight into the sort of departmental work carried on during the times of the Mughal sovereignty. Copies of a few farmāns (decrees) and dispatches of the Premiers have also been added. The author is Uday-Chand of Salīmābād (Bengal), who compiled it during the reign of the Emperor Awrangzīb.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 89: احوال اولادو جائداد سید احمد ساندوی Aḥwāl-i Aulād-u Ja'idād-i Sayyid Aḥmad Sāndwī, 1230 A.H., 1814 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 89
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This work was compiled by 'Alī Naqī Khān, under instructions from the Governor-General of India, to clear up certain complications which had arisen in regard to the disposal of the estate in Oudh in the possession of the descendants of Sayyid Aḥmad Sāndwī.

Dates: 1230 A.H.; 1814 C.E.