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Introduction: The Author

in Supplements to The History of Afghanistan

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previous section  Mullā Fayż Muḥammad “Kātib” (“The Writer”) Hazārah, the author of both of the works translated here, and a major contributor to both of the appended works and perhaps even the ghost writer of one of them, was for most of his working life a mid-level employee of the Afghan government, a professional scribe turned author. He is identified in the preface of his most famous work, the monumental Sirāj al-tawārīkh, as Fayż Muḥammad Kātib, the son of Saʿīd Muḥammad Mughūl of the Muḥ...

Supplements to The History of Afghanistan

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