Ahmad Shah’s Arrival in Delhi and His Negotiations and Marital Alliances with the Mughal House
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1 [18cc] When Ahmad Shah rode into Delhi, he strictly forbade his troops from looting and harming the residents and commanded them to behave with civility and compassion. He stayed for a month, during which a sum of fifty laks of rupees was requested from Nizam al-Dawlah, the son of the (late) prime minister, Qamar al-Din Khan, as a tributary gift (pīshkash) with the approval of ʿAlamgir II and through the mediation of Sardar Jahan Khan. In return, an announcement would be made that he (Nizam al…

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“Ahmad Shah’s Arrival in Delhi and His Negotiations and Marital Alliances with the Mughal House”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000021>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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