Tarikh-i-Daudi written by Abdullah in 983 AH/ 1575 -76 AD deals with the history of the Afghan rulers from Bahlol Lodi of Delhi to daud khan karrani, the last Afghan sultan of Bengal. The book was dedicated to Daud Karrani who was defeated in the battle of rajmahal in 1576 by Khan Jahan, the general of akbar.
Abdullah, the author spent a considerable portion of his life in studying important historical works and examined the condition of the people. He collected the scattered records of the Afghan sultans in book form in the Tarikh-i-Daudi. But the sequence of events is not given in a chronological order, the text is often interrupted by Persian verses, Hindi couplets, and history of the neighbouring kingdom of Jaunpur. So side by side with the political history, many anecdotes have found place in the book. He cites standard works like tarikh-i-sher shahi of Abbas Sarwani, and Ahwal-i-Humayun Badshah as his sources. At places, Tarikh-i-Daudi furnishes useful information not available elsewhere. The author gives a fuller account of the Sur sultans, particularly the successors of Islam Shah Sur. During this period Bengal enjoyed independence under the provincial Surs and the Karranis. So the book is important for reconstruction of the history of Bengal. [Abdul Karim]