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Ahmad Shah Marches on Khurasan
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1 [13cc] At the time Nadir Shah was assassinated, the people around him looked to Shah Rukh Mirza to succeed him. He was a handsome man and his paternal grandfather was Nadir Shah while his maternal grandfather was Sultan Husayn (Mirza Safawi). However, because of the uncertainties of the time, one Sayyid Muhammad took it into his head to covet the throne. Because his father, Sayyid Daʾud, was a holy man and the husband of Sultan Husayn Mirza’s sister, he considered his noble birth to be the essence of leadership and so he became a rival claimant (to the throne). At first [14] in order to attai…

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“Ahmad Shah Marches on Khurasan”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000015>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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