Defining the Border of Turkistan Belonging to Afghanistan with the Ruler of Bukhara and Receiving the Prophet’s Cloak
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[27c] In 1182/1768–1769, His Highness Ahmad Shah dispatched Wazir Shah Wali Khan and a force of 6,000 horsemen to suppress the activities of troublemakers in Balkh and Badakhshan. The ruler of Bukhara, Shah Murad Bi,1 found out about the expedition and prepared to assist the Balkhis and Badakhshanis. By letter, Shah Wali Khan informed His Highness Ahmad Shah who then set out from Qandahar for Bukhara by way of Herat. He crossed the Marw River and marched through Maymanah, Balkh, Andkhud, and Shibarghan. He ordered Shah Wali Kha…

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“Defining the Border of Turkistan Belonging to Afghanistan with the Ruler of Bukhara and Receiving the Prophet’s Cloak”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 28 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000028>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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