A Brief Account of the Events of the Life of His Highness Ahmad Shah Prior to His Reign
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1 [9cc] Ahmad Shah’s ancestors lived in Multan. His own birth took place there but due to certain events, while still a child, he moved with his father, Muhammad Zaman Khan, first to Qandahar and then to Herat where they settled. After some time, he was taken captive by the Ghiljaʾi, along with his brother, Zu’l-Faqar Khan, and the two were imprisoned in Qandahar until Nadir Shah Afshar captured Qandahar and released them from prison. He granted certain favors to Ahmad Shah and sent him to Mazandaran with an adequate stipend. Ahmad Shah achieved distinction in Nadir Shah’s servic…

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“A Brief Account of the Events of the Life of His Highness Ahmad Shah Prior to His Reign”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 19 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000010>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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