I was dropped into this page through google search engine therefore not quite sure which site to feedback. Anyway, I took a closer look into the chronicle of Bakhshi Iman and should like to give comments. First and foremost I express my gratitude to the translator who carried our a very laborous and excellent job. Without it I would never be acquinted in the substantial history of bulgar and related peoples of the ancient and early middle ages as presented in the Djagfar Tarihi. I hope this work is not a complete forgery but at least a compilation of factual events. Regarding this we must be of course very cautious when drawing conclusions.
But the story is wonderful. A very big Eurasian region is largely animated and we are informed about peoples, leaders, places of the ages we were left without knowledge. Until that we could draw some very limited ideas from the historical works of Byzantine, Muslim and Russian authors. The new information is at large extent differs from the conventional ones, but - at least in my mind – does not contradict to them. What is written about the legendary magyar rulers Almysh and his son Arbat is really shoking. I guess it needs a lot of time to discuss pro and contra arguments on the validity and reliability of the new information.
Otherwise the narration of the Tarikhy is surprisingly clear and coherent. It reports on origin and great variety of the name of peoples, highlighting that in many cases they are called after their rulers or settlements and vice versa. Magyars are also mentioned under different names like modjars, sebers, bashkorts, even chyrmishions. All of this is very fascinating. Thank you for making the resource available.