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Durrani, Ahmad Shah

Edited by John L. Esposito

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195125580
Published online November 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199891207

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Founder of Durrani dynasty in Afghanistan. Charismatic leader, warrier, poet, and skilled diplomat. Tied to Sufi orders. Treasury official and

Reference Entry.  58 words. 

Subjects: Islam ; Society and Culture

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