Badu’s Battles with Ahmad Shah’s Forces and His Eradication and Death
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[22c] After being joined by the rajahs of Hind and gaining some of the amirs as allies, Badu’s resolve was strengthened and he prepared himself for battle. Realizing, however, that it would be reckless to cross the Jumna River to fight Ahmad Shah since the river was then in flood, he first decided to occupy Shah Jahanabad and with its fortifications as support thereby perhaps advance his cause. On Tuesday, the ninth of Zihijjah 1173/23 July 1760, he entered the city along the road. At the serai…

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“Badu’s Battles with Ahmad Shah’s Forces and His Eradication and Death”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000025>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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