The Insurrection of Fayz Allah Khan Khalil in Peshawar and His Murder
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1 [37c] This fellow was the leader of the zamindars and the one to whom the country people around Peshawar turned for advice. In the vain hope of gaining the throne, he began to look for followers. He was joined by Yaqut Khan, a eunuch and a man on whom the shah relied, as well as by other sardars, and together they plotted to assassinate His Highness Timur Shah. In league with another of the leading zamindars of Peshawar, Asad Allah Khan, the conspirators [38] sent a message to the shah that said, “The Sikhs have joined forces and are harassing the Muslims of the Punjab. If p…

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“The Insurrection of Fayz Allah Khan Khalil in Peshawar and His Murder”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 12 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000035>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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