Macnaghten Converses with the Amir-i Kabir and Assigns Him to Reside in India
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[159c] Before discussions began, the Amir-i Kabir, in accordance with the royal custom which calls for handing over one’s sword at surrender, drew his sword from his belt and handed it to Macnaghten. The latter rose from his chair to acknowledge the honor, took the sword, and then began to speak. “Amir-sahib, you will go to India.” The Amir-i Kabir replied, “Now that I have come to you, I will accept whatever you say.” Then Macnaghten asked, “Right now Sardar Muhammad Afzal Khan is engaged in c…

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“Macnaghten Converses with the Amir-i Kabir and Assigns Him to Reside in India”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000157>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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