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Arsala(n) Khan Mohmand’s Uprising and Death
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[43c] According to the Tārīkh-i Sulṭānī, this Arsalan Khan, actually Asad Allah Khan, was the man appointed subahdar of Sirhind in the time of Ahmad Shah. But by this time, he had chosen treachery and become a wayfarer in the valley of error. In his own fort at Dakkah, located at the mouth of the Khaybar (Khyber) Valley, he had assembled Afridis and Mohmands and they were intercepting and stopping the shah’s troops as well as caravans attempting to transit the Khyber. Those who paid him the toll tha…

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“Arsala(n) Khan Mohmand’s Uprising and Death”, 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_000041>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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