greatly favoured beg, was his grandfather ;J hence people called him Firuz Shah's 'Abdu'l-khalTq. He held Khwarizm for a time.
Ibrahim Duldai was another. He had good knowledge of revenue matters and the conduct of public business ; his work was that of a second Muh. Baranduq.
Zu'n-nun Arsrhun was another.2 He was a brave man, usinfT his sword well in SI. Abu-sa'Id Mirza's presence and later on getting his hand into the work whatever the fight. As to his courage there was no question at all, but he was a bit of a fool. After he left our (Mi ran-ska/u) Mlrzas to go to SI. Husain Mlrza, the Mlrza gave him Ghur and the Nikdlrls. He did excellent work' in those parts with 70 to 80 men, with so few beating masses and masses of Hazaras and Nikdlrls ; he had not his match for keeping those tribes in order. After a while Zamln-dawar was given to him. His son Shah-i-shuja' Arghnn used to move about with him and even in childhood used to chop away with his sword. The Mlrza favoured Shah-i-shuja' and, somewhat against Zu'n-nun Beg's wishes, joined him with his father in the government of Qandahar. Later on this father and son made dissension between that father and that son,3 and stirred up much commotion. After I had overcome Khusrau Shah and parted his retainers from him, and after I had taken Kabul from Zu'n-nun ArgJifw's son MuqTm, Zu'n-nun Beg and Khusrau Shah both went, in their helplessness, to see SI. Husaul Mirza. Zu'n-nun Arghun grew greater after the Mirza's death when they gave him the districts of the Herl Koh-daman, such as Auba (Ubeh) and Chachcharan.4 He was made Lord of Badi'u'z-zaman Mirza's Gate 5 and Muhammad Baranduq Bar/as Lord of Muzaffar-i-husain Mirza's, when the two Mirzas became
' He will have been therefore a collateral of Daulat-shah whose relation to Firuz-shah is thus expressed by Nawa'i: Mir Daulat-shak Firuz-shah fieg-Htng 'amm-zdda-si Amir 'A/d'u'd-dau/a Isfarayim-ning aSgkuli dur, i.e. Mir Daulat-shah was the son of Firuz-shah Beg's paternal uncle's son, Amir 'Ala'u'd-daula Isfarayini. Thus, Firuz-shah and Isfarayini were first cousins ; Daulat-shah and 'Abdu'l-khaliq's father were second cousins; while Daulat-shah and Firuz-shah were first cousins, once removed (Kieu's Pers. Cat. p. 534; Browne's D.S. English preface p. 14 and its reference to the Pers. preface).
2 Tarkhan-nama, E. & D.'s History of India i, 303; H.S. iii, 227.
3 f. 41 and note.
4 Both places are in the valley of the Heri-rud.
s Badi'u'z-zaman married a daughter of Zu'n-nun; she died in 911 AH. (E. & D. i. 305 ; H.S. iii, 324).