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His Highness Shah Zaman’s Campaign to the Punjab and India
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[52c] The shah was forced to campaign again to the Punjab and India because the Sikhs had once more rebelled and become the source of trouble and turmoil. Leaving Kabul with a large force, he arrived in Peshawar from where, in Jumada al-Sani 1211/November 1796, he sent an army made up of 20,000 cavalry commanded by Shayr Muhammad Khan “Mukhtar al-Dawlah” as an advance force. Its orders were to march twelve kuruhs ahead of the main army and to refrain from any pillaging or forays against the far…

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“His Highness Shah Zaman’s Campaign to the Punjab and India”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 04 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000052>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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