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Introduction
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The Life and Works of Fayz Muhammad Khan “Katib”

Sources for his life

There is a remarkable amount of written material on the life of the historian and long-time chronicler of Afghan politics, Fayz Muhammad, a Muhammad Khwajah Hazarah known familiarly and affectionately as ‘Kātib’ (the Writer). Much of this material was recorded in his own lifetime and some of it by him.1 He lived a long and productive life though its exact length is uncertain. Given the circumstances of the time, it is not surp…

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“Introduction”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_introduction>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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