Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, a clan of Afg̲h̲āns to which S̲h̲īr S̲h̲āh, the conqueror of Humāyūn the Tīmūrid, and founder of the short-lived Sūr dynasty of Dihlī and Āgra, belonged. Firis̲h̲tā, following earlier authorities, describes the Sūr as a tribe of Afg̲h̲āns of Roh, the hill-country which is now the abode of frontier tribes over whom the British Government exercises little authority, and the Afg̲h̲ān Government less. According to the same authority the Sūr tribe traces its descent from the S̲h̲ansabānī dynasty of G̲h̲ūr, but this seems to be a fictitious genealogy, fabricated possi…

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Haig, T. W., “Sūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5542>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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