The Rebellion of Azad Khan, the son of Hajji Karimdad, Subahdar of Kashmir
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[41c] Hajji Karimdad Khan ʿarz-begi had been named by Ahmad Shah to the governorship of Kashmir. After his death his youngest son, Azad Khan, was confirmed by the throne as his successor. Azad Khan then expelled from Kashmir his other brothers who came to the shah and were well received. Azad Khan, while governing Kashmir, diverted tax revenues into his own purse. He courted the army leaders with cash gifts and robes of honor. He drafted 3,000 Sikhs and others into the army as nawkars. Then he …

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“The Rebellion of Azad Khan, the son of Hajji Karimdad, Subahdar of Kashmir”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000039>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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