Nizam al-Dawlah Reduces the Stipends of the Ghiljaʾi Khans and of the Shah’s Own Retainers
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[162c] Since Nizam al-Dawlah considered the English to be backers of both his words and deeds, he told Macnaghten that civilian (mulki) khans made off with thousands of rupees in stipends to no purpose and it would be good to put an end to the practice. Oblivious of the people’s resentment, Macnaghten gave his approval to Nizam al-Dawlah’s self-serving suggestion. Armed with Macnaghten’s permission, Nizam al-Dawlah first suspended 40,000 rupees in stipends to the Ghiljaʾi khans. He (also) sent …

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“Nizam al-Dawlah Reduces the Stipends of the Ghiljaʾi Khans and of the Shah’s Own Retainers”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 24 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000160>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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