<p style='text-align: justify;'> The first part of three complete volumes, bound in two (together with <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href='https://www.digitalcollections.manchester.ac.uk/view/MS-PERSIAN-00898'>Persian MS 898</a>), of the <i>Siyar al-Mutaʼakhkhirīn</i> (Review of Modern Times), a general history of India.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The author, Ghulām Husain Khān Ṭabaṭāḅāī, a son of Patna Vice-Regent Sayyid ‘Alī Khān and cousin of ‘Alīvardī Khān, Nawwab of Bengal (b. 1676 r. 1740–1756), composed this text in circa 1780–1784, and dedicated it to Governor-General of Bengal, Warren Hastings. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'> This first volume includes an introduction and covers the history of the subcontinent from ancient times until the reign of the Mughal Emperor ‘Alamgīr I. </p>
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