British and later assessments
The English writer Charles Allen, citing a draft manuscript written by Major James Abbott at the British Library, London, writes that the Tanolis were "extremely hostile, brave and hardy, and accounted the best swordsmen in Hazara".
Tanoli resistance against the Sikhs
Mir Painda Khan and his son Mir Jehandad Khan fought the Sikhs. It was said, "Of all the tribal chiefs of Huzara, the most powerful [was] said to be Jehandad Khan of the Tanoli Tribe." This Jehandad was later given Amb (princely state) as a reward for his loyalty, by the British Indian Government .
- J. W. Spain The Pathan Borderland (1969 ed)
- Prof Dr Ahmad Hasan Dani Some tribes of Hazara and Kashmir Islamabad, 1991, pp 104-107
- Allen (2012), p. 139.
- Hazara Report Peshawar: Govt of NWFP, 1993. p. 76
- Allen, Charles (21 June 2012), Soldier Sahibs: The Men Who Made the North-West Frontier, Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 978-1-84854-720-9