Shah Shujaʿ’s Return from Kishtwar and Arrival and Residence in Ludhiana
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[95c] Frustrated in his attempt on Kashmir, Shah Shujaʿ now headed for Ludhiana by way of Tabat-ha, taking with him one of Rajah Tigh Singh’s principal retainers and 100 horsemen. After travelling six manzils, he gave the retainer a robe of honor and dismissed him. The shah then crossed the mountains on very treacherous roads and arrived in Tabat-ha. At Baladil, the people thought the party was made up of Gurkhas because the shah’s followers were all “red-skinned” and so they prepared to fight …

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“Shah Shujaʿ’s Return from Kishtwar and Arrival and Residence in Ludhiana”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 19 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000103>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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