The Tyranny and Oppression of Ranjit Singh Shown Toward His Guest, Shah Shujaʿ
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[86c] Once Shah Shujaʿ had settled in, with his family in separate quarters, Ranjit Singh failed to show him due respect. He raised obstacles to visits between the shah and his harem and prevented their seeing each other. On the day after (he stopped communications between the shah and his wives), he sent Ram Singh to the shah and demanded the Kuh-i Nur diamond. The shah refused to hand over the priceless object and said, “It will be given at that time when the ties of cordiality between us are…

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“The Tyranny and Oppression of Ranjit Singh Shown Toward His Guest, Shah Shujaʿ”, 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_000094>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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