1. Maulana Minhaj-ud-Din Abu’l-‘Umar-i-‘Usman, Ṭabaḳāt-i-Nāṣirī: A General History of the Muhammadan Dynasties of Asia, Including Hindustan (810–1260), trans. H. G. Raverty (Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1881; reprint, New Delhi: Oriental Books Reprint, 1970), 1: 557–58. This account by Minhaj is the earliest narrative we have of this important event. It is likely that some of the historian’s informants had been eyewitnesses to the events they described; some may well have participated in them.
Nudiya is probably identifiable with Naudah, a village several miles northeast of Rohanpur railway station in w estern Rajshahi District. See Abul Kalam Muhammad Zakariah, “Muhammad Bakhtiyar’s Conquest of Nudiah,” Journal of the Varendra Research Museum 6 (1980–81): 57–72. [BACK]
2. Richard V. Weekes, ed., Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey, 2d ed. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984), 1: 137. [BACK]