The Shah (Shujaʿ’s) Plans for Battle with Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan and the Sardar’s Retreat
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[82c] Intent on taking Peshawar, Shah Shujaʿ laid plans for crossing the Attock River. He heard from people who had (recently) travelled through that region that the ford at Bazarak was an easy crossing. Giving them a few pieces of gold for the information, he made the crossing at that point, camped in the district of the Khatak tribe, and made his headquarters there. Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan, the governor of Peshawar, accompanied by his brother, Purdil Khan, and a sizeable army, marched out …

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“The Shah (Shujaʿ’s) Plans for Battle with Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan and the Sardar’s Retreat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 24 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000087>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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