908 AH. JULY 7TH. 1502 TO JUNE 26th. 1503 AD. 161
a1] if they strike, work only with what of them first touches, hut the sword, if it touch, works from point to hilt. He never parted with his keen-edged sword; it was either at his waist or to his hand. He was a little rustic and rough-ofspeech, through having grown up in an out-of-the-way place.
When, adorned in the way described, I went with him to The Khan, Khwaja Abu'l-makaram asked, ' Who is this honoured sultan ?' and till I spoke, did not recognize me.
(c. The Khans march into Farghana against Tambal.)
Soon after returning to Tashkint, The Khan led out an army for Andikan (Andijan) direct against SI. Ahmad Tambal.1 He took the road over the Kindlrlik-pass and from Blacksmiths'dale (Ahangaran-julgasi) sent the Younger Khan and me on in advance. After the pass had been crossed, we all met again ear Zarqan (van Zabarqan) of Karnan.
One day, near Karnan, they numbered their men2 and eckoned them up to be 30,000. From ahead news began 0 come that Tambal also was collecting a force and going to khsi. After having consulted together, The Khans decided to join some of their men to me, in order that I might cross the Khuj and-water, and, marching by way of Aush and Auzklnt, turn Tambal's rear. Having so settled, they joined to me Ayub Begchlk with his tumdn, Jan-hasan Barln (var. Narin) with his Barlns, Muh. Hisdri Dughldt, SI. Husain Dughldt and Si. Ahmad MIrza Dughldt, not in command of the Dughlat tumdn, a.nd Qambar-'all Beg (the Skinner). The commandant (darogho) of their force was Sarigh-bash (Yellowhead) MIrza Itarchi?
Leaving The Khans in Karnan, we crossed the river on rafts near Sakan, traversed the Khiiqan sub-district (aurchln), crushed
1 The Rauzatu's-safd states that The Khans left Tashkint on Muharram 15th (July 21st. 1502), in order to restore Babur and expel Tambal (Erskine).
2 lit. saw the count (dim). Cf. f. 100 and note concerning the count. Using a Persian substitute, the Kehr-Ilminsky text writes san (kurdildr).
Elph. MS. ambdrchi, steward, for Itarchi, a tribal-name. The ' MIrza'
^pd the rank of the army-begs are against supposing a steward in command.
Here and just above, the texts write Mirza-i-Itarchi and Mirza-i-Dughlat,
us suggesting that in names not ending with a vowel, the izdfat is required
or exact transliteration, e.g. Muhammad-i-dughlat.