Shah Shujaʿ’s Campaign to Afghanistan with English Assistance
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[136] During 1254/1838–39, Amir Dust Muhammad Khan sent a courier and message to the Qajar shah in Herat encouraging him in his conquest attempt and reassuring him that there would be no trouble from his quarter. The shah received the messenger with honors and then permitted him to return. As a result of this cordial exchange between the Qajar shah and the Afghan amir and because of the unceremonious exit of Alexander Burnes from Kabul, as mentioned above, the English now addressed themselves to the problem.

After Burnes’ arrival in India, Lord Auckland, the governor-general of …

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“Shah Shujaʿ’s Campaign to Afghanistan with English Assistance”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000142>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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