Events That Led to Disruption in the Shah’s Affairs and the Worsening of His Position
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[155c] After the shah arrived back in Kabul, he sent out Prince Muhammad Timur and an English force, with the approval of the English sahibs, to erect and garrison a strong fort at Awlang Ribat on the Ghaznin-Qandahar road. The prince made his way there and over the course of several months in 1256/1840–1841 constructed a solid fortress, stationed a regular force in it, and then returned to Kabul.

Meantime, some immoral women had found their way to the English camp. Displaying all the signs of being adulterous women, they mounted horses and rode to the English …

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“Events That Led to Disruption in the Shah’s Affairs and the Worsening of His Position”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 29 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000155>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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