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Ahmad Shah’s Construction Activities in Qandahar
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[25c] After the shah’s return, the idea came to him to demolish the city of Nadirabad because its climate was unhealthy due to nearby swamps and canebrakes, and to erect a city bearing his own name on a spot with good water and air. Consequently, he ordered the digging of a wide and deep canal into the west bank of the Arghandab River to draw water off towards the arid plain where he planned to build. But the Alkuzaʾi who owned those lands stopped him. This forced Ahmad Shah to discard his plan…

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“Ahmad Shah’s Construction Activities in Qandahar”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000026>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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