Introduction: Nizhādnāmah-i Afghān

in Supplements to The History of Afghanistan

(9,211 words)

previous section  At the very beginning of volume one of Sirāj al-tawārīkh are the prefatory remarks of Amīr Ḥabīb Allāh Khān in which he says he had been long-committed to a plan for writing the history of the country. Yet he was much too busy with his efforts to “improve the army and the condition of his subjects” and so had delegated the task to Fayż Muḥammad Kātib Hazārah. Fayż Muḥammad adds his own self-deprecating comments about being chosen to write the work and then says that the amir ...

Supplements to The History of Afghanistan

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