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The Afshars of the Andkhoi Khanate (Alexander Burnes, 1843)






Andkho, or Andkhoee, is ruled by Shah Wulee Khan, an Ufshur Toork, who settled here with others of his tribe in the time of Nadir: they were then Shiahs, but are now Soonees. The “ils” of the chief, besides his own race, are Arabs, and he can furnish 500 horse, and is on good terms with Maimanu. Andkho has a larger fixed population than Maimanu, being on one of the high roads to Bokhara, but there is a scarcity of water in this district. It is here that the wheat is a triennial plant. Andkho is the place were poor Moorcroft perished. Shibbergam belongs to an Uzbek chief named Roostum, who has a character for moderation: he can muster 500 or 600 horse, and is on good terms with both Maimanu and Koondooz. Shibbergam is considered to be a very ancient place, being supposed to date from the days of the Kaffirs (Greeks), and is still the strongest fort in these parts. The ark or citadel is built of brick and mortar, and surrounded by other walls of mud. Kilich Ali Bed, the late chief of Balkh, besieged it for seven years without success; but it must be understood that it is only strong against Uzbeks, who are badly supplied with artillery. Water is conducted to it from the rivulet of Siripool.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Dec-2016 at 04:38
This is not original work has no appreciable merit as no explanation has been given as to why it was posted..other than closet Turk nationalism.

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