Maiwand is a village in Afghanistan within the Maywand District of Kandahar Province. It is located 50 miles northwest of Kandahar, and three miles northeast of the village of Mahmudabad (Mundabad).
Maiwand is the birthplace of the sufi saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar of Sehwan Sharif. The village is also notable for the Battle of Maiwand, which took place on July 27, 1880 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Ayub Khan together with Malalai Anaa defeated a British brigade under General Burrows.
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- "The Battle of Khushk-i-Nakud". The Second Angl-Afghan War 1878-1880. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- (pdf) The Helmand Valley Project in Afghanistan: A.I.D. Evaluation Special Study No. 18 C Clapp-Wicek & E Baldwin, U.S. Agency for International Development, published December 1983
- "The Sufi in red". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Maiwand". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 447.
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