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The Events of 1247/1831–32
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[114c] This year the idea of conquering Afghanistan crossed the mind of Shah Shujaʿ who then had been in residence at Ludhiana for some time. He sent a letter to the governor of Sind, Mir Murad ʿAli Khan, and asked his help. The latter agreed and so on the sixth of Ramazan 1247/8 February 1832, Shah Shujaʿ left Ludhiana, stopping at a place called Judi. There, despite the depleted state of his finances, he began assembling an army.

Ranjit Singh, the ruler of the Punjab, learned of his intentions and, trying to make amends for the past, sent Mulla Muhammad Hasan Khan, the…

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“The Events of 1247/1831–32”, 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_000126>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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