This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Shih of Yahya bin Ahmad. Two
years later, viz., in 1407, Ibrahim Shah, the king of Jaunpur,
marched up against Delhi, where Mahmiid was then enthroned; but
hearing of disturbances at home he hastened back, leaving Marhaba
Khan, a protege-of Ikbal's, with a small force, at Baran. After six
months Mahmiid marched from Delhi against Baran, and Marhaba Khan
came out to meet him; but in the battle that ensued he was beaten
and driven back into the fort, where the Imperial trcops followed
and killed him. The next mention of Baran is in 1421, during the
reign of Khizr Khan, the first of the Saiyid dynasty, when the
Vazir, Taj-ul-Mulk, marched through it on his way to suppress a
rebellion in Kol and Etawa. Again, in 1434, after the assassination
of Khizrs successor, Mubarak Shah, an army of the Hindu Vazir's,
Sarwar-ul-Mulk, under the command of Kamalud-din, proceeding
against Allah Dad, the chief of the insurgents, halted at Baran,
the half-way station between the Jamuna and the Ganges. Allah Dad
withdrew to Ahar, where the two generals came to an understanding
and turned their combined forces against the Vazfr, whom they
besieged in the fort of Delhi, where shortly afterwards he was
slain in an attempt on the life of the Emperor Muhammad Shah. The
earliest Persian inscription in Bulandshahr is a tablet Jet into
the wall of the Id-gah, which records the construction of a mosque
by Nek-bakht Khdn, in the year 943 ffijri (1536 A. D.) in the reign
of the Emperor Humayun and during the governorship "of the chaste
Bano Begam." The fact of a female Governor is somewhat curious. At
Til Begampur, fifteen miles north-west of Bulandshahr, is a
bathing-well (or bdoli) with an inscription dated only two years
later, viz., 1538, in which the local...
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