Muhammad Shah Qajar Marches Against Herat
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[128c] During 1254/1838–39, Muhammad Shah Qajar decided to conquer Herat. Dovetailing nicely with his plan were separate letters that he received about this time from Kabul from Sardar Dust Muhammad Khan, who had his mind set on regaining Peshawar, the Punjab, Kashmir, and Sind; from Sardar Kuhandil Khan in Qandahar; and from Sardar Shams al-Din Khan in Herat who was with Prince Kamran at this time. The letters requested that the shah not delay his conquest of Herat and the destruction of Princ…

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“Muhammad Shah Qajar Marches Against Herat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000137>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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