GROUNDS FOR REJECTING THE RESCUE PASSAGE.
The grounds for rejecting the passage need here little more than recapitulation from my husband's article in the JASB. 1910, p. 221, and are as follows;
i. The passage is in neither of the Waqi'at-i-bdburl.
ii. The dreams detailed are too a propos and marvellous for credence.
iii. Khwaja Yahya is not known to have had a son, named Ya'qub.
iv. The Bdbur-ndma does not contain the names assigned to the rescuers.
'v. The Khans were not in Andijan and Babur did not go there.
vi. He did not set out for Khurasan after spending 4 months with The Khans but after Ahmad's death (end of 909 ah.), while Mahmud was still in Eastern Turkistan and after about a year's stay in Sukh.