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  Durrani Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the end of the eighteenth century, the Durranis had blanketed the area west and north of Kandahar and were to be found as far east as Quetta, Baluchistan.
Painda Khan and the chiefs of the Nurzai and the Alizai Durrani clans were executed, as was the chief of the Qizilbash clan.
From 1818 until Dost Mohammad's ascendancy in 1826, chaos reigned in the domains of Ahmed Shah Durrani's empire as various sons of Painda Khan struggled for supremacy.
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 Durrani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Durrani are, like other Pashtuns, primarily descendents of Aryan invaders of the Iranian variant (as well as the various invaders and migrants who have passed through Afghanistan over the centuries) and probably arose in what is today southern Afghanistan near the Suleiman Mountains at some point between 2000 BCE to 1500 BCE.
The name 'Durrani' or 'Durr-i-Durran' means the 'pearl of pearls' in Persian and was given to the Abdali tribe in 1747 when Ahmad Shah Abdali united the Pashtun tribes following a loya jirga and changed his own name to Ahmad Shah Durrani when he became the king of Afghanistan and founded the Durrani Empire.
The Durrani are the politically dominant Pashtun group in Afghanistan as the current President of Afghanistan is Hamid Karzai who is of the Durrani sub-group known as the Popalzay and has close ties to the former king of Afghanistan Zahir Shah, another member of the Durrani tribe.
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 Durrani Empire: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahmad shah (1724-1773), founder of the durrani dynasty in afghanistan, was the son of sammaun-khan, hereditary chief of the abdali tribe....
The mughal empire (alternative spelling mogul, which is the origin of the word mogul) of india was founded by babur in 1526, when he defeated ibrahim...
The ottoman empire was an imperial power that existed from 1299 to 1923 (634 years), one of the largest empires to rule the borders of the mediterranean...
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Durrani Empire
The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat.
Although it was the scene of great empires and flourishing trade for over two millennia, the area's heterogeneous groups were not bound into a single political entity until the reign of Ahmad Shah Durrani, who in 1747 founded the monarchy that ruled the country until 1973.
A Pashtun, Durrani was elected king in the first Loya Jirga after the assassination of the Persian ruler Nadir Shah at Khabushan in the same year.
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 Durrani Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although it had been through the support of the chief,, that he had come to the throne, Zaman soon began to remove prominent Muhammadzai leaders from positions of power and replacing them with men of his own lineage, the Sadozai.
Painda Khan and the chiefs of the and the Durrani clans were executed, as was the chief of the clan.
From 1818 until Dost Mohammad's ascendancy in 1826, chaos reigned in the domains of Ahmad Shah Durrani's empire as various sons of struggled for supremacy.
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 Ahmed Shah Abdali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ahmed Shah was born into the Sadozai clan, the second son of Mohammed Zaman Khan, chief of the Abdali tribe.
His empire was among the largest Islamic empires in the world at that time.
Ahmad Shah's successors, beginning with his son Timur, proved so inept that the the Durrani empire was at an end within 50 years of Ahmed Shah's death, and Afghanistan was embroiled in civil war.
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 Durrani Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By the end of the eighteenth century the Durranis had blanketed the area and north of Kandahar.
Painda Khan and the chiefs the Nurzai and the Alizai Durrani clans executed as was the chief of the clan.
From 1818 until Dost Mohammad's ascendancy in chaos reigned in the domains of Ahmad Durrani's empire as various sons of Painda struggled for supremacy.
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 History of Afghanistan
Babur, a descendant of Tamerlane and the founder of India's Moghul Empire at the beginning of the 16th century, made Kabul the capital of an Afghan principality.
A Pashtun, Durrani was elected king by a tribal council after the assassination of the Persian ruler Nadir Shah at Khabushan in the same year.
With the exception of a 9-month period in 1929, all of Afghanistan's rulers until the 1978 Marxist coup were from Durrani's Pashtun tribal confederation, and all were members of that tribe's Mohammadzai clan after 1818.
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 Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This empire was replaced by the Ghorid Empire (1151-1219), founded by another local ruler, this time of Tajik extraction, Muhammad Ghori, whose domains laid the foundations for the Delhi Sultanate in India.
The Afghanistan nation-state as it is known today came into existence in 1747 as the Durrani Empire which was centered in Afghanistan.
The Durrani Empire lasted for nearly a century until internecine conflicts and wars with the Persians and Sikhs diminished their empire by the early 19th century.
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The name 'Durrani' or 'Durr-i-Durran' means the 'pearl of pearls' in Persian and was given to the Abdali tribe in 1747 when Ahmad Shah Abdali united the Pashtun tribes following a loya jirga and changed his own name to Ahmad Shah Durrani when he became the king of Afghanistan and founded...
Kashmir passed from the control of the Durrani Empire">Durrani Empire (see Durrani">Ahmad Shah Durrani) of Afghanistan and centuries of Muslim rule under the Mughals, Persians, and Afghans to the conquering Sikh armies by the mid-19th century.
Arab rule ended with the ascension of the Soomro dynasty, who were local Sindhi Muslims and who controlled the province directly and as vassals from 1058 to 1249.
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 Durrani Empire: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Durrani Empire was a state in present day Afghanistan (A mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south)
In 1747 Ahmad Shah (Ahmad shah (1724-1773), founder of the durrani dynasty in afghanistan, was the son of sammaun-khan,...)
Ahmad Shah (Ahmad shah (1724-1773), founder of the durrani dynasty in afghanistan, was the son of sammaun-khan,...)
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 Afghanistan Ahmad Shah and the Durrani Empire
By the end of the eighteenth century, the Durranis had blanketed the areawest and north of Qandahar.
Painda Khan and the chiefs of the Nurzai and theAlizai Durrani clans were executed, as was the chief of the Qizilbash clan.Painda Khan's son fled to Iran and pledged the substantial support of hisMuhammadzai followers to a rival claimant to the throne, Zeman's older brother,Mahmud.
From 1818 until Dost Mohammad's ascendancy in 1826, chaos reigned in thedomains of Ahmad Shah Durrani's empire as various sons of Painda Khan struggledfor supremacy.
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 Middle East News & World Report - Reader's Forum - Opinion
The Afghani Empire during that period extended from Central Asia in the North to the Arabian Sea in the South and from Kashmir and Delhi in the East to Mash'had and Nishapour (present-day Iran) in the West..
The Durrani Empire of Afghanistan was the greatest Muslim empire in the second half of the 18th century..
The chronology of the fragmentation and shrunk of the Afghan Empire
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Supported by most tribal leaders, Ahmad Shah Durrani extended Afghan control from Meshed to Kashmir and Delhi, from the Amu River to the Arabian Sea.
The Durrani was the second greatest Muslim empire in the second half of the 18th century, surpassed in size only by the Ottoman.
The Durrani Empire had begun to disintegrate after 1798, when Zaman Shah appointed a Sikh, Ranjit Singh, as governor of Lahore.
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 Durrani empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 History of Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although it was the scene of great empires and flourishing trade for over two millennia, the area's heterogeneous groups were not bound into a single political entity until the reign of Ahmed Shah Durrani, who in 1747 founded the monarchy that ruled the country until 1973.
Later native Afghan empire builders such as the Ghorids would continue to make Afghanistan a major medieval power as well as a center of learning that produced Ferdowsi, Al-Biruni, and Khushal Khan Khattak among countless other academics and literary iconic figures.
In 1747, Ahmed Shah Durrani, the founder of what is known today as Afghanistan, established his rule.
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 Afghanistan Country Study
One of Ahmad's first acts as chief was to adopt the title "Durr-i-Durran" (meaning "pearl of pearls" or "pearl of the age"), whether because of a dream or because of the pearl earrings worn by the royal guard of Nadir Shah.
His reign coincided with the deterioration of the empires on both sides of Afghanistan-the Mughals to the southeast and the Safavis to the west.
Although Timor's reign was relatively uneventful by Afghan standards of the day and although the Durrani Empire still included (at least nominally) all of the Hindu Kush area and much of northern India, Baluchistan, and Iranian Khorasan, the seeds of the downfall of the dynasty had been sown.
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 Durrani Empire - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahmad invaded the remanants of the Mughal Empire a third, then a fourth, time, consolidating control of the Punjab and Kashmir.
Upon his return to Kandahar in 1757, Ahmad was forced to return to India and face the formidable attacks of the Maratha Confederacy, which succeeded in ousting Timur and his court in India.
By the time of Ahmad Shah's ascendancy, the Pashtuns included many groups whose origins were obscure; most were believed to have descended from ancient Aryan tribes, but some, such as the Ghilzai, may have intermingled with Turks, while others such as the Durrani became persianized due to their contacts with the Tajiks.
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 Afghanistan
Although it was the scene of great empires and flourishing trade for over two millennia, Afghanistan did not become a truly independent nation until the twentieth century.
Although the seat of the great Mughal Empire he founded was in India, Babur's memoirs stressed his love for Kabul--both as a commercial strategic center as well as a beautiful highland city with an "extremely delightful" climate.
Builders of empires, traders and pilgrims as well as those seeking haven from upheavals in their own societies have come to this land throughout the centuries.
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 Afghanistan - AHMAD SHAH AND THE DURRANI EMPIRE
Afghanistan - AHMAD SHAH AND THE DURRANI EMPIRE
From Nadir Shah's death in 1747 until the communist coup of April 1978, Afghanistan was governed--at least nominally--by Pashtun rulers from the Abdali group of clans.
By the end of the eighteenth century, the Durranis had blanketed the area west and north of Qandahar.
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 Afghanistan - Ethnic Groups
In 1996, approximately 40 percent of Afghans were Pashtun, 11.4 of whom are of the Durrani tribal group and 13.8 percent of the Ghilzai group.
Ahmad Khan assumed the title of Durr-i-Durran (Pearl of Pearls) and was henceforth known as Ahmad Shah Durrani and his tribe, the Pushtun Abdali tribe, as the Durrani.
For instance, the monarchy and many government bureaucrats were Durrani Pushtun, the Ahmadzai Ghilzai are consulted for their legal abilities, the Andar Ghilzai specialize in constructing and repairing underground irrigation systems called karez, and the Shinwari of Paktya monopolize the lumber trade.
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 History of Afghanistan
His reign coincided with the deterioration of the empires on both sides of Afghanistan- the Mughals to the southeast and the Safavis to the west.
Although he favored the Durrani, and especially his own lineage, the Sadozai, he was conciliatory to the other Pashtun chiefs as well.
Ahmad Shah’s successors were not so wise, and the nation he had built almost collapsed because of their misrule and the intratribal rivalry that they could not manage.
www.afghanan.net /afghanistan/durrani.htm   (1876 words)

  
 AFGHANS: Their History and Culture
The Durrani Empire was second in size to the Ottoman Empire.
Their leader, Ahmad Shah Durrani, formed a Muslim empire in the late 18th century that was second only to the Turks' Ottoman Empire.
After Ahmad Shah's death, the empire was beset by rebellions on the part of local tribal chiefs, causing Ahmad Shah's son Timur to move the capital from Kandahar to Kabul in 1776.
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 Zaman Shah - TheBestLinks.com - Afghanistan, Durrani Empire, British, Herat, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Zaman Shah, Afghanistan, Durrani Empire, British, Herat, India, Kabul, Persia...
He seized the throne of the Durrani Empire on the death of his father.
The British induced the Shah of Persia to invade Durrani, thwarting his plans by forcing him to protect his own lands.
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