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13.6.1 Biography: Families, Tribes, Races: Afg̲h̲āns
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For some works containing genealogical information concerning the Afg̲h̲āns and the Afg̲h̲ān tribes see nos. 54477 supra. For the Bangas̲h̲ Nawwābs of Farruk̲h̲ābād see nos. 90608. For the Rohillas see nos. 60918. For the Āfrīdīs and K̲h̲wēs̲h̲gīs see nos. 1444 and 144950 infra.

§ 1443. S̲h̲ēr Muḥammad K̲h̲ān Gand̤ah-pūr,1 who came of a well-known family resident at Kulāc̲h̲ī in the D̤ērah Ismāʿīl K̲h̲ān District of the Panjāb, visited many parts of Afg̲h̲ānistān in quest of the nasab-nāmahs and other genealogical, historical, and sociological information on which he based his K̲h̲wurs̲h̲īd i jahān. He died in 1302/1885. Among his works were a Safar-nāmah i Īrān u Turkistān and a risālah i kaifīyat i jamʿ i Qurʾān.

K̲h̲wurs̲h̲īd i jahān, a detailed work on the genealogies of the Afg̲h̲ān tribes and clans with information concerning their history and customs: Lahore 1894° (pp. 320. Cf. Peshawar 1546).

[Peshawar catalogue p. 291]

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^ Back to text1. This is an Afg̲h̲ān tribal name (see Ency. Isl. under Afg̲h̲ānistān).

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