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The Shinwari rebellion[1] was a rebellion by the Shinwari that took place in February[1][2] or May[3][4] 1930 in the Kingdom of Afghanistan. The Shinwari sought to depose Mohammed Nadir Shah and restore Amanullah Khan as king of Afghanistan.[3][2] Due to lack of support by Shinwari elders (who had been bribed by Nadir[3]), the rebellion was promptly suppressed.[2]

The Shinwari's support for Amanullah in 1930 apparently contradicted their earlier revolt against Amanullah in 1928. During this rebellion, the Shinwari claimed that the earlier revolt was "not so much anti-Amanullah as against the local tax-collectors at Jelalabad"[4].


  1. ^ a b Adamec, Ludwig W. (2012). Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan. Scarecrow Press. p. 58. ISBN 9780810878150.
  2. ^ a b c Gladstone, Soloman W. E. (2018-03-02). A History of Afghanistan Vol II. Creative Media Partners, LLC. p. 322. ISBN 9781378970881.
  3. ^ a b c Emadi, Hafizullah (2005). Culture and Customs of Afghanistan. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 35. ISBN 9780313330896.
  4. ^ a b Misdaq, Nabi (2006-04-18). Afghanistan: Political Frailty and External Interference. Routledge. p. 34. ISBN 9781135990176.