TURKHANI or Turkolani, a tribe that came to Sind and were in power from A.n. 9.6,2 to A.H. 1021. On the death without issue of Mirza Shah Husain Arghun, who ruled over Sind, that pro vince was divided by two chiefs,—Sultan Muham mad Bukri took Sehwan and all to the north, and Mirza Esa the remainder. Mirza. Esa, the father of Mina, Baki Turkhan, was the first of the Turkhan who governed Lower Sind. He died A.H. 980, A.D. 1572. The tomb of Mirza Baki Turkhan is on the Muklee range of hills near Tatta. Mirza Baki assumed the government of Lower Sind on the demise of his father Mirza Esa. He died A.H. 993, A.D. 1585. The tomb of Mirza Jani Beg Turkhan was also built on the Muklee range, about A.H. 1009, A.D. 1680. He was son of Payand Beg Turkhan, and was tbe last Turkhan who governed Lower Sind, of which Tatta was the capital. He had succeeded to the govern ment on the demise of his grandfather Mimi Baki Turkhan in A.H. 993, A.D. 1585, his father being insane. He ruled for seven years, till Abdul Rahhn Khan, a general of Akbar, conquered Sind.
Mirza Jani Beg visited Delili, and was graciously received and the country was restored to him, but he was not allowed to return to Tatta. The government was carried on-by his. agents until his death, which took place in 1608 Hijira, A.D. 1599, when his son Gliazi Beg was called to DAIL Mini Beg remained there some yeara, after which he was appointed Governor of Kandahar, over which province he ruled until his death, which took place in 1020 Ilijira, A.n. I GII. Both he and hia father were, after death, carried to Sind, and buried in one tomb. The Turkolani tribe now inhabiting the valley of Bajawar (written Bajour) number about 10,000 or 12,000 families, and tho other inhabitants of Bajawar are about 30,000. They are next to the Yusufzai, whom they resemble in food, lodging, and habit of life. They are brave, industrious, cheerful, and fond of amusement. They often meet to converse, sing, play on the guitar, and they have some of the active games of Khorasan.—Lt.-Col. MacGregor, p. 220.