I. Introduction.

It is not a hidden matter that Shujā’at Khān was one of the dependants of the kingdom of Sher Shāh. Who would seek knowledge of the deeds of that renowned hero, let him search the memories of men; for the tales of that time are yet in the mouths of men. Be this much, however, here set down that Shujā’at Khān was a general of the victorious armies of Sher Shāh, and when his cause triumphed he bestowed Mālwa on Shujā’at Khān, whose son was Bāzid Khān, known by the name of Bāz Bahādur.