Battle of Bhopal
|Battle of Bhopal|
|Part of Later Mughal-Maratha Wars (1723-1738)|
|Mughal Empire||Maratha Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
| Asaf Jah I
Saadat Ali Khan I
Sultan Muhammad Khan Bahadur
Diwan Raja Ayamal
|Casualties and losses|
The Mughal emperor was alarmed by Maratha conquests. In 1737, the Marathas entered Delhi and defeated Mughals. The Mughal emperor asked Nizam and Rajputs for rescue. The Nizam left Hyderabad with a massive force and the combined army of Nizam and Rajputs clashed with Marathas near Bhopal.
The battle was fought between the Maratha Empire and Mughal forces led by Nizam of Hyderabad near Bhopal in India in December 1737, and was arguably the largest pitched battle fought in India in the 18th century. The battle resulted in decisive Maratha victory mainly through the swift tactics of Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao.
Later, on 7 January 1738, a peace treat was signed between Peshwa Bajirao and Jai Singh II, deputy of Nizam at village Doraha near Bhopal. The Mughal Empire was left in a wrecked position and was unable to face the later invasion of Nadir Shah.
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