Ahmad Shah’s Fifth Campaign from Qandahar to Lahore and India in 1170
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1 [18c] In 1170/1756–57, Ahmad Shah again departed Qandahar for Lahore by way of Kabul. Adinah Beg meanwhile had set out for Lahore from one of the mesopotamian (dūābah) provinces. Heartsick and frightened, Mughlani Begum sought help from Sardar Jahan Khan. Just then Ahmad Shah approached the city and Adinah Beg, unable to oppose him, fled to the Hansi Hisar plain. After entering Lahore, Ahmad Shah put affairs to rights and then, in view of the weakness of the Mughal state, raised the banner of …

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“Ahmad Shah’s Fifth Campaign from Qandahar to Lahore and India in 1170”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 20 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000020>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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