The Trouble Caused Among the People of Kuhistan by Mir Maʿsum, Better Known as Hafiz Ji, Son of the Late Mir Waʿiz; and Amir Dust Muhammad Khan’s Flight
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[151c] Meantime, the people of Kuhistan-i Kabul had learned of the English arrival and capture of Ghaznin and rose in rebellion at the instigation of Mir Maʿsum, better known as Hafiz Ji, the son of the late Mir Waʿiz, a supporter of Shah Shujaʿ. Hafiz Ji installed as leader a Saduzaʾi whom he claimed was a prince. A mob marched against Sardar Shayr ʿAli Khan, son of the Amir-i Kabir and governor of Charikar on behalf of his father (his most revered qiblah), and put him under siege.

Despite other constraints, the Amir-i Kabir sent Sardar Muhammad Afzal Khan, who was just back fro…

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“The Trouble Caused Among the People of Kuhistan by Mir Maʿsum, Better Known as Hafiz Ji, Son of the Late Mir Waʿiz; and Amir Dust Muhammad Khan’s Flight”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000151>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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