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The Hardships and Humiliations Faced by Sardars in India
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[9cc] During these times, Sardar Ahmad Khan, son of the late Amir Dust Muhammad Khan, who dwells in Paradise, hired an Indian named Tanu whose maternal aunt was a prostitute, a public entertainer of the city, and a bazaar slut. Sardar Ahmad Khan so relied on Tanu that his women and those of Tanu often mingled freely in the inner sanctum [10] of the sardar’s haramsaray. Tanu went so far as to play the backgammon of passion with the wife of Sardar Ahmad Khan’s son, Firuz al-Din Khan, and /304/ managed to seduce her into having sex with him. Her husband grew suspicious and became Tanu…

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“The Hardships and Humiliations Faced by Sardars in India”, 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_000259>
First published online: 2016

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