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Wazir Yar Muhammad Khan Alkuzaʾi’s Independent Rule in Herat
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[190c] As the reign of the sovereigns of the Saduzaʾi, one of the great clans of the Durrani, had already come to an end as recounted in full in this volume of Sirāj al-tawārīkh, Wazir Yar Muhammad Khan assumed the throne of Herat without a rival. Most of the Alkuzaʾi people who were related to him by tribal ties now left Qandahar for Herat. There the most lowborn and unworthy people were elevated to high rank. In 1257/February 1841–February 1842, when the citizens of Kabul rose and were trying to expel the English army, Wazir…

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“Wazir Yar Muhammad Khan Alkuzaʾi’s Independent Rule in Herat”, 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_000178>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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