Shah Shujaʿ Moves His Wives from Lahore to Ludhiana, Experiences Hardships, and Escapes from Lahore
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[93c] During these events, Shah Shujaʿ, who had taken up residence at Mubarak Hawili in Lahore and had spent five difficult months there, finally came to the realization that his best interests lay in escape. He secretly purchased a number of riding carriages through some Indian women whom he had gotten to know because it was the custom in the homes of the great for them to come and go with goods for sale. They had access to the shah’s harem which he wanted to smuggle out of Lahore to Ludhiana, the next nearest city where he also had a number of supporters. But Ranjit Singh learned of the shah’s p…

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“Shah Shujaʿ Moves His Wives from Lahore to Ludhiana, Experiences Hardships, and Escapes from Lahore”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000102>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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