Affairs of Khusrau Shah.)
At the time Khusrau Shah and Ahmad-i-qasim were in flight from Ajar for Khurasan,1 they meeting in with Badi'u'z-zaman Mirza and Zu'n-nun Beg, all went on together to the presence of SI. Husain Mirza in Hen. All had long been foes of his; all had behaved unmannerly to him ; what brands had they not set on his heart! Yet all now went to him in their distress, and all went through me. For it is not likely they would have seen him if I had not made Khusrau Shah helpless by parting him from his following, and if I had not taken Kabul from Zu'n'nun's son, Muqlm. Badi'u'z-zaman Mirza himself was as dough in the hands of the rest; beyond their word he could not go. SI. Husain Mirza took up a gracious attitude towards one and all, mentioned no-one's misdeeds, even made them gifts..
Shortly after their arrival Khusrau Shah asked for leave to go to his own country, saying, " If I go, I shall get it all into my hands." As he had reached Hen without equipment and without resources, they finessed a little about his leave. He became importunate. Muhammad Baranduq retorted roundly on him with, " When you had 30,000 men behind you and the whole country in your hands, what did you effect against the Auzbeg ? What will you do now with your 5°° men and the Auzbegs in possession?" He added a little good advice in a few sensible words, but all was in vain because the fated hour of Khusrau Shah's death was near. Leave was at last given because of his importunity; Khusrau Shah with his 3 or 400 followers, went straight into the borders of Dahanah. There as Nasir Mirza had just gone across, these two met.
Now the Badakhshi chiefs had invited only the Mirza; they had not invited Khusrau Shah. Try as the Mirza did to persuade Khusrau Shah to go into the hill-country,2 the latter, quite understanding the whole time, would not consent to go, his own idea being that if he marched under the Mirza, he would get the country into his own hands. In the end, unable to agree, each of them, near Ishkimish, arrayed his following, put on mail, drew out to fight, and departed. Nas;r Mirza went on forBadakhshan; Khusrau Shah after collecting a disorderly rabble, good and bad
1 f. 126b. s Hisar, presumably.