Battle of Dewar

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Battle of Dewar
Date1606
Location
Aravalli hills, 40 km north east of Kumbalgarh
Result Stalemate[1]
Belligerents
Kingdom of Mewar Mughal Empire
Commanders and leaders
Strength
20,000 cavalry[2]

The Battle of Dewar was fought between Amar Singh I of Mewar and Jahangir's army under Parviz and Asaf Khan IV. Shortly after his accession in 1606, Jahangir sent an army of 20,000 cavalry to attack Mewar. Parviz was only the figurative commander while in reality the de facto commander was Jahangir's father-in-law, Asaf Khan.[3][4]Amar Singh personally killed the Mughal commander Sultan Khan and his horse, due to which he is known as Chakrveer(also called Chakraveer). Parviz and Asaf Khan retreated from the battlefield[2][5][6][7].He was able to defend his territories for the time being.[1]

Aftermath[edit]

Ultimately, Amar Singh could not hold his territories for long. After the battle, Jahangir sent another army under Mahabat Khan in 1608, and the battle was a stalemate. In 1614, he sent Prince Khurram with an army against Mewar. The army was victorious in 1615 and Amar Singh accepted Mughal suzerainty.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Srivastava 1969, p. 269.
  2. ^ a b A military history of medieval India, 2003, p. 530, Prince Pravez and Asaf Khan led an army of 20,000 horse which fought a battle against Rana Amar Singh at Dewar
  3. ^ Prasad, Beni. History of Jahangir. p. 227.
  4. ^ Eraly, Abraham. The Mughal Throne: The Saga of India's Great Emperors. p. 259.
  5. ^ Maharana Pratap by Bhawan Singh Rana. p.81 ISBN 978-8128808258
  6. ^ Rajsamand (2001), District Gazetteers, Rajasthan, p. 35, The battle of Dewar was fought in a valley of Arvali about 40 km north -east of Kumbhalgarh. ... Prince Amar Singh fought valiantly and pierced through Sultan Khan and the horse he was riding.
  7. ^ Mathur 1994, p. 23.
  8. ^ Prasad, Beni (1930) [First published 1922]. History of Jahangir (Second ed.). Allahabad: The Indian Press. p. 239. Constant skirmishes were thinning the Rajput ranks ... [Amar Singh] offered to recognize Mughal supremacy ... Jahangir gladly and unreservedly accepted the terms.