Shah Shujaʿ’s Fight with the Sardars of Qandahar and His Siege of the City
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[120c] At noon on the day the shah made camp at Band-i Zakird, an advance force rode out from Qandahar. They appeared like a dense black cloud and the shah’s forces made ready to drive them back. But they withdrew to the city without engaging the shah. The next day, which happened to be the first day of Muharram 1250/10 May 1834, Shah Shujaʿ left Band-i Zakird and made camp next to the citadel at Nadirabad so that if the sardars of Qandahar decided to fight him, his army could use the walls of the citadel for defense. But the Qandaharis showed n…

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“Shah Shujaʿ’s Fight with the Sardars of Qandahar and His Siege of the City”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000132>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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