Read a note on former princely state of Amb, now Mansehra district Pakistan.Seems much historical information given here is not correct? can someone please confirm?Fake or hoax information on a...

Read a note on former princely state of Amb, now Mansehra district Pakistan.Seems much historical information given here is not correct? can someone please confirm?

Fake or hoax information on a website especially relating to the history of 'Tanoli' rulng dynasty

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iklan100 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Hello, I think that the information you refer to here is taken from a wikipedia article originally (see link below) and I have just checked the site and the 'Talk' page and History of this article on former Amb state, which as you rightly point out, is now part of Mansehra district, of NWFP (Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province as some would say); and certainly, your are also right in that there have been a number of controversial problems regarding this article's (a) History and Origins of the Tanoli tribe and their chiefs, the heads or ex-Nawabs of Amb and (b) in terms of proper and accurate referencing and citation, and in fact, a number of citations on this page on wikipedia even today , are of a very dubious nature. There's another one on the Tanoli tribe itself, which has also faced similar problems and is probably still facing -- and has been apparently 'vandalised' numerous times.

Yet, I wouldnt say these articles, either of them, are deliberate hoaxes or anything. I think that because wikipedia is an 'open' site, at times many editors/people tend to log on and edit/work on teh same article sometimes even at the same time!--and this generally has the effect of ruining many articles where proper experts arent involved, or constantly editing/monitoring a page or article.

I shall I think, also bring this issue/problem to the notice of enotes admins; and request them to remove this article which has such obvious problems. Maybe you could also do the same, if you feel strongly about this. Good luck.

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