The Deaths of Shah Mahmud and Sardar Purdil Khan and the Return of the Kabul Qizilbash Envoy from Iran
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[113c] During this, Shah Pasand, a very prominent Afghan and a strong supporter of Shah Mahmud, went from Herat to Mashhad to negotiate an agreement with the wali of Khurasan for help in ousting Prince Kamran from Herat and installing Shah Mahmud. After his departure, Shah Mahmud, whiling away his days in ignominy, thanks to Prince Kamran’s tyranny, and imploring God in his prayers and ritual observances to grant him death, finally in 1244/1828–29 died of an intestinal problem and was buried in Herat. ʿAta Muhammad Khan Alkuzaʾi, Prince Kamran’s wazir, died of the same illness.

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“The Deaths of Shah Mahmud and Sardar Purdil Khan and the Return of the Kabul Qizilbash Envoy from Iran”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 26 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000124>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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