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India -- History

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 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 200: گلشن ابراهيمی ـ جلد اوّل Gulshan-i Ibrāhīmī (vol.i), undated (original text compiled 17th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 200
Scope and Contents

This is Vol. I of a general history of India from the earliest times to 1018 A.H., 1609 C.E., the year in which it was presented to Sulṭān Naṣīr al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ‘Ādil-Shāh, the King of Bījāpūr (988-1037 A.H., 1580-1627 C.E.), at whose desire it had been compiled by the celebrated Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū-Shāh, surnamed "Firishtah," who was born in Astarābād about 960 A.H., 1552 C.E. The present work is commonly called the Tārīkh-i Firishtah.

Dates: undated (original text compiled 17th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 201: خلاصة التواريخ Khulāṣat al-tawārīkh, 1175 A.H., 1761 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 201
Scope and Contents

A general history of India from the earliest times to the death of the Emperor ‘Alamgīr (1118 A.H., 1707 C.E.), by Munshī Sujān-Rāi (sometimes called Shujān-Rāi) of Patiyāla, who compiled and dedicated it to ‘Alamgīr, 1107 A.H.,1695 C.E.


Copied at Aḥmadābād.

Dates: 1175 A.H.; 1761 C.E.

Or Ms 202: هفت گلشن Haft-gulshan, undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 202
Scope and Contents

A general history of the Muslim rulers of India, compiled, 1132 A.H.,1720 C.E., by Muḥammad Hādī, better known by his title "Kāmwar Khān" (which he received from Bahādur-Shāh I in the second year of his reign, 1120 A.H., 1708 C.E.).

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

Or Ms 203: تحفة الهند Tuḥfat al-Hind, 1182 A.H., 1735 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 203
Scope and Contents

A general History of India from the earliest times to the reign of Farrukhsiyar. An account of the early Kings of Persia is also included. The author is Lāl-Rām b. Rāi Dūlah-Rām b. Rāi Kunjaman, who compiled it,1148 A.H., 1735 C.E., in the 18th year of Muḥammad-Shāh's reign.

Dates: 1182 A.H.; 1735 C.E.

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

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Identifier: Or Ms 233
Scope and Contents

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 235: وقائع سورتهه Waqāʼi‘ Sūrath, 1287 A.H., 1870 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 235
Scope and Contents

A history of Surat (ancient Sūrāshtara) in Gujarat, compiled by the author, Ranchūrjī, son of Amarjī, Dīwān of Junagadh (the largest state in Kathiawar), for his son Sunkar-Parshād, from official sources and his own observations.


It is also known as the Taʼrīkh-i Sūrath. All the dates given are in the Samwat Era.


The manuscript was copied at the request of the donor from a manuscript belonging to one of the descendants of the author.

Dates: 1287 A.H.; 1870 C.E.

Or Ms 236: تأريخ فيض بخش Ta’rīkh-i Faiz̤ Bakhsh, undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 236
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A history of the Rohilla-Afghāns from their first settlement in Kāthar to their defeat in 1188 A.H., 1774 C.E., by Shiw-Parshād, who was in the service of Nawwāb Faiz̤-Allāh Khān.

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

Or Ms 237: انتظام راج اعظم گڙه Intiẓām-i Rāj-i A‘ẓamgaṛh, undated (original text compiled 19th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 237
Scope and Contents The story of the rulers of A‘ẓamgaṛh (a Ta‘alluqah in the United Provinces of India), from the time of Abhman-Singh and Sagar-Rāi, sons of Chand-Sen, of the tribe of Rajpūts and Zamīndārs of Mahnagar (in the parganah of Niẓāmābād), till the death of the Rānī, wife of the Rājah Muḥammad A‘ẓam Khān, and end of the rūj (rule).The work, which in its composition is interspersed with numerous verses, was compiled by Girdhāri (see introduction), a ...
Dates: undated (original text compiled 19th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 238: سرگذشتِ راجهای اعظم گڙه Sarguẕasht-i Rājahā-yi A‘ẓamgaṛh, 1289 A.H., 1872 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 238
Scope and Contents A brief account of the rulers of A‘ẓamgaṛh by Sayyid Amīr ‘Alī Raz̤wī, who mentions several nobles of Niẓāmābād, all of whom had attained long ages, as the authority for this work. The history begins from the adventures of Abhman-Singh, son of Chandar-Sen-Rāi, of the tribe of Gūtam, who received the title of Nādir-Dawlat-Khān from the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605 C.E.), and ends with the transfer of the district in Faṣlī 1205 (1801 C.E.) by the Nawwāb Wazīr Sa‘ādat ‘Alī Khān of Awadh to...
Dates: 1289 A.H.; 1872 C.E.