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Shah Shujaʿ Leaves Kabul to Winter in Jalalabad
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[154c] When four months had passed after the shah’s arrival in Kabul, winter swept in with its cold breath. On the twenty-fourth of Shaʿban 1255/2 November 1839, the shah left Kabul for Jalalabad intending to winter there. Some of the English, including Alexander Burnes, remained in Kabul. On his departure, the shah left Mulla ʿAbd al-Shakur, the governor, in charge along with Prince Muhammad Timur who was given the title vice-regent (nāʾib al-salṭanah). At the garden estate at the manzil of Ni…

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“Shah Shujaʿ Leaves Kabul to Winter in Jalalabad”, 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_000154>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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