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Rai Bindrāban Das held the post of Diwān under Shah Alam Bahādur Shah (d. 1712), who compiled a detailed collection of letters and documents Inshā-i-Khirad Afzā. His Lubbut tawārikh is a history of India from the coming of Muhammad bin Sām Ghuri (1176) to his own times. He compiled the account borrowing material from Firishta (up to 1591) and other authors. The narrative covers the conquest of Bijapur and Golconda by the emperor Aurangzeb (1689), and it is the latter part of the work which is usually utilised as a source of historical information.
Muddati bajehat-e ba‘azi mawāne‘a ke dar taqreeb-e-Balkh dar sanah-e-khams–o-arba‘ain–o- alf (1045) az naẓm-o-nasq-e- ein mamālik-e- wasi‘a wa fāteh-e- mulk-e-junoobi khāṭir farāham āmad sāl-e-āyendah-e-ān imsāk-e- bārān –o- qaḥaṭ-e- ‘azim dar ṣubah-e-Punjab ke zakhirah-e-asbāb-e-mulk-e- Qandhār ast roo dād lehāza ta‘ayyun-e-‘asākir-e-manṣoorah be sāl-e-sab‘a wa arba‘in-o-alf (1047) mauqoof dāshteh ba Sayyad Khan Sāhib ṣubah-e-Kābul farmān raft ke āmādah-e muhimm-e-ānjā bāshad.
After satisfaction was achieved from the administration of this vast land and conquest of the southern region in the year 1045 A.H., In the next year there was dearth of rain and a great famine occurred in the state of the Punjab which is the repository of resources and goods for the land of Qandhār. Consequently, the deployment of the victorious armies was postponed in the year 1046 A.H. and Sayyid Khān Sāhab of the province of Kābul was ordered to be prepared for war.