Afghanistan: Regional Rulers (Kandahar): 1818-1855 - Archontology.org

Afghanistan: Regional Rulers (Kandahar): 1818-1855

The area approximately corresponding to the territory of the historic province of Kandahar became a de facto independent polity governed by a succession of the regional rulers, challenging the authority of the ruling houses (clans).
Ruling House: Durrānī - Muḥammadzāʾī (درانی - محمدزائی)
1818 - 29 Aug 1826 Sardār Shīrdil Khān (سردار شیردل خان) [1][2]
29 Aug 1826 - 22 May 1830 Sardār Purdil Khān (سردار پردل خان) [1]
22 May 1830 - 8 May 1839 Sardār Kuhandil Khān (سردار کهندل خان) [3]
22 May 1830 - 8 May 1839 Sardār Raḥmdil Khān (سردار رحمدل خان) [3]
22 May 1830 - 8 May 1839 Sardār Mihrdil Khān (سردار مهردل خان) [3]
8 May 1839 - 1842 independent rule is rescinded [4]
1842 - 21 Aug 1855 Sardār Kuhandil Khān (سردار کهندل خان) (x) [5]
after 21 Aug 1855 - after 14 Nov 1855 Sardār Raḥmdil Khān (سردار رحمدل خان) (x) [6]
Sep 1855 - after 14 Nov 1855 Sardār Muḥammad Ṣadīq/Ṣiddīq Khān (سردار محمد صدیق خان) [6][7]

[1] Sardār was a hereditary title in the Muḥammadzāʾī clan; Purdil Khān assumed the title of Pādshāh (پادشاه) in his communications with foreign powers.
[2] Shīrdil Khān became the effective ruler of Kandahar when the Sadūzāʾī ruler Maḥmūd Shāh lost control over the most part of his possessions, including Kandahar, and was forced to move to Herat (1818).
[3] Ruled jointly.
[4] Shujāʿ al-Mulk Shāh entered Kandahar on 25 Apr 1839 and was (re-)installed as ruler (of the Sadūzāʾī polity) during the ceremony held on 8 May 1839 outside the walls of Kandahar.
[5] Re-instated as the effective ruler in Kandahar after the death of Shujāʿ al-Mulk Shāh in Kabul on 6 Apr 1842.
[6] Independent rule was formally rescinded shortly after the arrival of the Muḥammadzāʾī ruler Dūst Muḥammad Khān to Kandahar on 14 Nov 1855.
[7] Challenged the authority of Raḥmdil Khān.
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