Battle of Dubba

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Battle of Dubba
Part of Conquest of Sind
Monument of Dubo battle.JPG
Date March 24, 1843
Location Dubba, Sindh
Result British Victory
Belligerents
 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Talpur Amirs of Sindh
Commanders and leaders
Charles Napier Hoshu Sheedi

The Battle of Dubba (or The Battle of Dubbo in contemporary references,[1] and also referred to as The Battle of Hyderabad) was fought on March 24, 1843 between British forces under Sir Charles Napier[2] and the Talpur amirs of the present-day Pakistani region of Sindh. The British were upset about the local amirs' stance during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839–42). Charles Napier, first forced Talpur Mirs of Sindh to sign new agreement and after the death of Mir Sher Muhammad Khan Talpur during the Battle of Miani, Charles Napier occupied Central Sindh including Hyderabad the then capital of Sindh state.

Later, on March 24, 1843, a coalition of Sindhi Muslims gathered to liberate Sindh from the occupation of the British East India Company they were led by General Hoshu Sheedi, the fierce battle resulted in the ground of Dubbo, where deaths of over 5000 Sindhis and the execution of many took place. The battle resulted in the complete collapse of any future Sindhi coalition, the Sindhi's however began an armed insurgency which continued until 1935.

The battle was fought near capital of state, Hyderabad. It is about 25 kilometers east of Hyderabad on the Mirpur khas road in the Nareejani village. There stands the grave of Hoshu Sheedi and a monument to British soldiers still exists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khuhro, Hamida (1998). Mohammed Ayub Khuhro: A Life Of Courage In Politics. Oxford University Press. p. 18. ISBN 969-0-01424-2. 
  2. ^ Outram, James (2009). The Conquest of Scinde: A Commentary. Bibliolife. p. 451. ISBN 978-0-559-94134-4.