1521 AD.). Negotiations appear to have been resumed later, since Khwand-amir claims it as their result that Babur left Qandahar this year.
e. The Tdrikh-i-sind account.
Mir Ma'sum is very brief; he says that in this year (his 922 AH.), Babur went down to Qandahar before the year's tribute in grain had been collected, destroyed the standing crops, encompassed the town, and reduced it to extremity; that Shah Beg, wearied under reiterated attack and pre-occupied by operations in Sind, proposed terms, and that these were made with stipulation for the town to be his during one year more and then to be given over to Babur. These terms settled, Babur went to Kabul, Shah Beg to Slwi.
The Arghun families were removed to Shal and Slwi, so that the year's delay may have been an accommodation allowed for this purpose.
f. Concerning dates.
There is much discrepancy between the dates of the two historians. Khwand-amTr's agree with the few fixed ones of the period and with the course of events ; several of Ma'sum's, on the contrary, are seriatim five (lunar) years earlier. For instance, events Khwand-amir places under 927 AH. Ma'sum places under 922 AH. Again, while Ma'sum correctly gives 913 AH. (1507 AD.) as the year of Babur's first capture of Qandahar, he sets up a discrepant series later, from the success Shah Beg had at Kalian ; this he allots to 921 AH. (1515 AD.) whereas Babur received news of it (f. 233^) in the beginning of 925 AH. (1519 AD.). Again, Ma'sum makes Shah Hasan go to Babur in 921 AH. and stay two years; but Hasan spent the whole of 92 5 ah. with Babur and is not mentioned as having left before the second month of 92^ AH. Again, Ma'sum makes Shah Beg surrender the keys of Qandahar in-923 AH. (1517AD.), but 928 ah. (1522 ad.) is shewn by Khwand-amir's dates and narrative, and is inscribed at Chihil-zlna.1