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Beg. They then seated him and her on one and the same white felt and raised him to the Khanship.1
By this Aisan-daulat Begim, Yunas Khan had thiee daughters. Mihr-nigar Khanlm was the eldest; SI. Abu-sa'id Mirza. set her aside2 for his eldest son, SI. Ahmad Mirza; she had no child. In a throneless time (905 ah.) she fell to Shaibani Khan; she left Samarkand3 with Shah Begim for Khurasan (907 ah.) and both came on to me in Kabul (911 ah.). At the time Shaibani Khan was besieging Nasir Mirza in Qandahar and I set out for Lamghan4 (913 ah.) they went to Badakhshan with Khan Mirza (Wais).5 When Mubarak Shah invited Khan Mirza into Fort Victory,6 they were captured, together with the wives and families of all their people, by marauders of Aba-bikr Kashgharl and, as captives to that ill-doing miscreant, bade farewell to this transitory world (circa 913 AH.-1507 ad.).
Qutluq-nigar Khanlm, my mother, was Yunas Khan's second daughter. She was with me in most of my guerilla expeditions and throneless times. She went to God's mercy in Muharram 911 ah. (June 1505 ad.) five or six months after the capture of Kabul.
Khub-nigar Khanlm was his third daughter. Her they gave to Muhammad Husain Kurkan Diighlat (899 AH.). She had one son and one daughter by him. 'Ubaid Khan (Auzbeg) took the daughter (HablbaV7 When I captured Samarkand and
1 .Khan kutardilar. The primitive custom was to lift the Khan-designate off the ground ; the phrase became metaphorical and would seem to be so here, since there were two upon the felt. C/., however, Th. Radlofl's Riceuil d'ltindraires p. 326.
2 quyuh idl, probably in childhoo
3 She was divorced by Shaibani Khan in 907 ah. in order to allow him to make lawful marriage with her niece, Khan-zada.
* This was a prudential retreat before Shaibani Khan. Cf. i. 213.
5 The "Khan" of his title bespeaks his Chaghatai-Mughul descent through his mother, the " Mirza," his Timurid-Turki, through his father. The capture of the women was facilitated by the weakening of their travelling escort through his departure. Cf. T.R. p. 203.
6 Qila'-i-zafar. Its ruins are still to be seen on the left bank of the Kukcha. Cf. T.R. p. 220 and Kostenko i, 140. For Mubarak Shah Muzaffarl see f. 213 and T.R. s.n.
7 Habiba, a child when captured, was reared by Shaibani and by him given in marriage to his nephew. Cf. T.R. p. 207 for an account of this marriage as saving Haidar's Ufe. ■