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Ranjit Singh Seizes Peshawar and Its Environs
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[125c] In this same year, Ranjit Singh, an ally and supporter of Shah Shujaʿ in his attempts to regain his ancestral lands and an enemy of Sardar Sultan Muhammad Khan, sent an army to Peshawar. He fought the sardar and took the city by force. Sardar Sultan Muhammad Khan escaped to Bajawur. Hari Singh, Ranjit Singh’s commander-in-chief, assumed the administration of Peshawar and those eastern regions of Afghanistan which up to this time had not yet fallen into the grasping hands of the Sikhs. Now everything was brought under Sikh control.

Following the defeat of Shah Shujaʿ, Sardar D…

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“Ranjit Singh Seizes Peshawar and Its Environs”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000134>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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