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English Arrogance in Qandahar and Shah Shujaʿ’s Advance on Kabul
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[149c] After Shah Shujaʿ had been installed on the throne in Qandahar, concluded a new treaty with Mr. William Hay Macnaghten, and begun to perform his duties according to what the (English) sahibs approved, he spent a short time in Qandahar and put its affairs in order. One day during his stay, a soldier of the Gurah (Gurkha) Regiment accosted the daughter of one of Qandahar’s prominent citizens on the road, forcibly dragged her off to the side, and violated her virginity. Passersby heard the screams of the poor girl, saw the foul deed with …

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“English Arrogance in Qandahar and Shah Shujaʿ’s Advance on Kabul”, 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_000150>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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