The Bactra Review   Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response
Most notably, the rule of Bacha-i-Saqqao, a social bandit who overthrew the liberal Amir Amanullah in 1929 and ruled from Kabul for nine months before being himself overthrown by Mohammad Nadir, a general of the old regime and relative of the prior dynasty who then became Amir. The extent to which the British aided Saqqao, and revolt against Amanullah more generally, is hotly debated.