The Misfortunes Befalling Shah Shujaʿ’s Government in Kabul After the Flight of the Amir-i Kabir
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[153c] When Shah Shujaʿ was installed on the throne of Kabul, Qandahar, Ghaznin, and Jalalabad, he appointed Mulla ʿAbd al-Shakur Khan, who for thirty years had been his chief of staff (mukhtār-i kār) and had been in Prince Muhammad Timur’s entourage, as governor of Kabul. Despite suffering from acute asthma which was very difficult to treat, the governor still concerned himself with every poor and needy person. He listened to the petitions of his subjects and acted to improve their lot.

During this time, the people of Zurmat refused to pay the diwani revenues and rebuffed …

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“The Misfortunes Befalling Shah Shujaʿ’s Government in Kabul After the Flight of the Amir-i Kabir”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000153>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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