Ahmad Shah Travels to Akbarabad to Chastise Suraj Mal Jat
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1 [19] The shah now marched to take revenge on Suraj Mal Jat who had occupied the district (subah) of Akbarabad by force a long time earlier. In the first days of Jumadi al-Sani 1170/late January 1757, the shah left Delhi. He laid siege to Yalim Gadah which is located fifteen kuruhs from Delhi and was part of the territory occupied by Suraj Mal Jat. By the end of three days he had leveled the fortifications with his artillery. The key to victory in his grasp, he then slaughtered the defenders an…

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“Ahmad Shah Travels to Akbarabad to Chastise Suraj Mal Jat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000022>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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