Karim Khan

Karim Khan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Karim Khan Zand, (c. 1705- 1779), was the ruler and de facto Shah of Iran from 1749 until 1779. Karim Khan was the chief of the Zand tribe, which was from the Laki. Lakki is the language of west of Iran. He never styled himself as "shah" or king, and instead used the title Vakil e-Ra'aayaa (President). Karim Khan Zand was one of the generals of Nader Shah Afshar. After Nader Shah's death in 1747, Persia fell into a state of civil war. At that time, Karim Khan, Abolfath Khan and Ali Mardan Khan reached an agreement to divide the country among themselves and give the throne to Ismail III. However, the cooperation ended after Ali Mardan Khan invaded Isfahan and killed Abdolfath Khan. Subsequently, Karim Khan killed Ali Mardan Khan and gained control over all of Iran except Khorasan, ruled by Shahrokh, grandson of Nader Shah. Nevertheless, he did not adopt the title of Shah for himself, preferring the title, Vakil e-Ra'aayaa (Advocate of the People = People's President)show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136609088
  • 9786136609089