Events of 1288/March 1871–March 1872
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[331c] Early in this year the idea and desirability of forming a conjugal union in a foreign land lodged in Sardar ʿAbd al-Rahman Khan’s heart and he contracted a marriage with the daughter of one of the prominent figures of Badakhshan. Taking the responsibility of family (once again) on his shoulders, he took to his bosom that pearl of the sea of maidenhood and modesty.1

During these days, Amir Shayr ʿAli Khan, who had had it in mind to announce the heir-apparency of Prince ʿAbd Allah Jan, had not yet taken that step when he sent Sayyid Nur Muhammad Shah Kh…

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“Events of 1288/March 1871–March 1872”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000209>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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