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Ahmad Shah’s Second Campaign to Khurasan in 1164/1751
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1 [15c] In brief, after reorganizing the army and equipping it for travel and battle, the sublime banners were raised the following year for Nishapur. The shah ordered every trooper to carry one man (weight) of cast iron. At Nishapur they were to hand these ingots over to royal artisans so that they could fabricate siege mortars which would then reduce the enemy’s defense-works to rubble. After arriving in Nishapur, a large iron gun was cast by skilled Hindustani master craftsmen. It battered th…

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“Ahmad Shah’s Second Campaign to Khurasan in 1164/1751”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000016>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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