Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Daudzai tribe

 Daudzais occupies the left bank of Kabul river as far its junction with the Bara. Like the Mohmands, the daudzais are descended from Daulatyar, son of Ghorai, the progenitor of Ghoria Khel. Daud had three sons, Mandkai, Mamur and Yususf, from whom are descended the main sections of the tribe. Mankai had three sons, Hussain, Nekai and Balo, of whom only the first is represented in Peshawer. Nekai fled to Hindustan , while Balu's few descendents live in parts of Tirah.
Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North West ..., Volume 1

Diler Khan and Bahadur Khan, the sons of a Daudzai trader named Darya Khan, a soldier of fortune in the service of Jahangir, had risen to high positions in the army of Shahjahan and were jagirdars of Kalpi and Kanauj.
 District Gazetteers of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh: Shahjahanpur.

 The name of Rohilkhand came into use most probably from the Daudzai Afghans who settled in the South-East corner of the tract in the 17th century and founded the important town of Shahjahanpur. Darya Khan, Diler Khan and Bahadur Khan , chiefs of this clan , were leading generals in the reign of Shah Jahan.
 Later Mughal page 117