Ranjit Singh Comes to Blows with the Governor of Kashmir, Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan, and His Defeat
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[87c] As was mentioned above, Wazir Fath Khan had pledged one-third of Kashmir’s revenues to Ranjit Singh. Up to this time however, he had not fulfilled his pledge and Ranjit Singh became angry and led an army towards Kashmir. He met Muhammad ʿAzim Khan in battle but 6,000 of his men were slain and he retreated to Lahore in defeat, his weapons and equipment falling into Muhammad ʿAzim Khan’s hands. After the retreat, Ranjit Singh, due to the bitter taste of his defeat, began to lay plans for the conquest of Peshawar.

News of this got about, reaching Shah Mahmud, who sent Wazir Fath K…

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“Ranjit Singh Comes to Blows with the Governor of Kashmir, Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan, and His Defeat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000095>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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