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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:

Or Ms 225: سير المتأخرين Siyar al-Mutaʼakhkhirīn, undated (original text composed 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 225
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An elaborate history of the Mughal Empire in India, from 1118 A.H. (1707 C.E.), the year of ‘Ālamgīr's death, to 1195 A.H. (1781 C.E.), by Ghulām Ḥusayn b. Hidāyat ‘Alī Khān-Bahādur Asad-Jang b. al-Sayyid ‘Ālim-Allāh b. al-Sayyid Fayz̤-Allāh al-Ṭabāṭabāʼī al-Ḥasanī of ‘Aẓīmābād.

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

Or Ms 226: سير المتأخّرين Siyar al Mutaʼakhkhirīn, 1196 A.H., 1782 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 226
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An elaborate history of the Mughal Empire in India from 1118 A.H., 1707 C.E., the year of Emperor ‘Ālamgīr's death, to 1195 A.H., 1781 C.E., by Ghulām Ḥusayn b. Hidāyat ‘Alī Khān-Bahādur Asad-Jang b. al-Sayyid ‘Ālim-Allāh b. al-Sayyid Fayz̤-Allāh al-Ṭabāṭabāʼī al-Ḥasanī of ‘Aẓīmābād.


Two uniform volumes in one.

Dates: 1196 A.H.; 1782 C.E.

Or Ms 227: محاربه ومصالحهٔ محمدشاه با نادرشاه Muḥārabah-u muṣālaḥah-yi Muḥammad-Shāh bā Nādir-Shāh, undated (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 227
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This is an anonymous account of the war and subsequent peace between Mughal Muḥammad-Shāh of India and Nādir-Shāh of Persia in the 21st year of Muḥammad-Shāh's reign (1152 A.H., 1739 C.E.).


Certain pages are heavily annotated in English. The annotations appear to be translations of the main text, possibly in the hand of the collector, James Anderson.

Dates: undated (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 228: بهاونامه Bhāo-nāmah, 1199 A.H., 1783 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 228
Scope and Contents An account of the third decisive battle, which was fought at Pānīpat, on the 6th of Jumādá II, 1174 A.H. (14th January, 1761 C.E.), between Aḥmad-Shāh Abdālī (Durrānī-Shāh, d.1182 A.H., 1772 C.E.) and the Marathas, when the power of the latter, who were under the leadership of Sadāsheo-Bhāo, son of Chimnāji (and nephew of Balāji-Bājī-Rāo, the Peshwa) was apparently crushed. This account was written by a Hindu (in the service of Nawwāb Shuja' al-Dawlah), who was present at the famous...
Dates: 1199 A.H.; 1783 C.E.

Or Ms 229: بهاونامه Bhāo-nāmah, 1198 A.H., 1783 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 229
Scope and Contents An account of the third decisive battle, which was fought at Pānīpat, on the 6th of Jumādá II, 1174 A.H. (14th January, 1761 C.E.), between Aḥmad-Shāh Abdālī (Durrānī-Shāh, d.1182 A.H., 1772 C.E.) and the Marathas, when the power of the latter, who were under the leadership of Sadāsheo-Bhāo, son of Chimnāji (and nephew of Balāji-Bājī-Rāo, the Peshwa) was apparently crushed. This account was written by a Hindu (in the service of Nawwāb Shuja' al-Dawlah), who was present at the famous...
Dates: 1198 A.H.; 1783 C.E.
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Or Ms 230: دستور العملِ خالصهٔ شريفه وغيره Dastūr al-‘amal-i khāliṣah-i sharīfah, etc., undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 230
Scope and Contents A collection of useful notes on miscellaneous subjects. The contents are briefly:General matters in connection with the administration of the kingdoms of South Asia and Persia. Explanations of terms used to indicate the various officials from the king downwards, their duties, ranks, titles, etc.; brief notes on the geography and history of some of the important provinces adjoining to and including Persia and South Asia; the names of the numerous kings who ruled over those areas,...
Dates: undated

Or Ms 231: تأريخ بنگاله Ta’rīkh-i Bangālah, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 231
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A history of Bengal, compiled by the order of Nawwāb Naṣīr al-Mulk Shams al-Dawlah Bahādur Tahawwur-Jang.

Dates: undated

Or Ms 232: تأريخ علی وردی خان Ta’rīkh-i 'Alī Wardī Khān, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 232
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A history of Mirzā Muḥammad 'Alī, styled "Mahābat-Jang" (or better known as 'Alī Wardī Khān), from his birth until the year 1164 A.H., 1750 C.E., when the Marathas were expelled from Balisore and Kattak.

Dates: undated

Or Ms 233: تأريخ جهانگيرنگر Taʼrīkh-i Jahāngīrnagar, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 233
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A brief account of Jahāngīrnagar, or, as it is commonly called, Dacca, in Bengal, from the time of its conquest by Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great (r. 1556-1605 C.E.) to the niẓāmat or governorship of Husayn al-Dīn Khān, about the beginning of Mughal Emperor Shāh-‘Ālam's reign. It is stated that the account for this work has been extracted from the historical works on the great Mughal Emperors.

Dates: undated

Or Ms 234: خلاصة التواريخ كشمير Khulāṣat al-Tawārīkh-i Kashmīr, 1278 A.H., 1861 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 234
Scope and Contents This work (copied for the donor by one of the compilers from the holograph copy) is a short history of Kashmir from the earliest times. It was begun originally at the desire of some English officials by Mirzā Sayf al-Dīn, who held the post of record writer in Kashmir, and brought down by him to 1277 A.H. (1859 C.E.), but he died a year later. Some time after, the donor, on his appointment as British Agent in Kashmir, requested the brother and successor in office of the deceased, Mirzā Muḥyi...
Dates: 1278 A.H.; 1861 C.E.