The Return of His Highness Shah Zaman Because of the Trouble Caused by Prince Mahmud
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[53c] The details of this are as follows: When the shah left for the Punjab, ʿAta Muhammad Khan ʿAlizaʾi seized the opportunity to leave Qandahar with 5,000 (ʿAlizaʾi) households and join Prince Mahmud in Herat. There, with glib and sweet words, he incited the prince to proclaim his own regime. He promised him that he would turn the Durrani people and the royal army away from Shah Zaman using whatever means necessary, and then cause them to ally with the prince. Consequently, he was able to assemble 20,000 men for a campaign against Qandahar in a short time.

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“The Return of His Highness Shah Zaman Because of the Trouble Caused by Prince Mahmud”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 17 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000053>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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