Ahmad Shah’s Second Campaign Towards Lahore and India with God’s Assistance
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1 [11c] In 1161/1748 the shah set out to conquer Lahore and India by way of Kabul and Peshawar, accompanied by 30,000 brave cavalry and infantry. After crossing the Attock and Jilam (Jhelum) Rivers, he arrived at the outskirts of Lahore. The Nazim of Lahore, Mir Pahlawi, the son of Zakariya Khan, called Shah Nawaz Khan, learned of Ahmad Shah’s intentions before his arrival near the city, and requested aid from Muhammad Shah Gurgani. But prior to the approach of Ahmad Shah’s army, the star of the…

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“Ahmad Shah’s Second Campaign Towards Lahore and India with God’s Assistance”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000013>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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