Battle of Khatoli

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Battle of Khatoli/Ghatoli[1]
Part of Rajput-Afghan wars
Rana Sanga.jpg
Rana Sanga, Leader of the Rajput Confederation
Date1518[1]
Location
Khatoli, India
Result Decisive Rajput Victory[1]
Territorial
changes
north eastern Rajasthan annexed by Rana Sanga
Belligerents
Mewar.svgKingdom of Mewar Delhi Sultanate Flag.svg Lodi Empire
Commanders and leaders
Rana Sanga (WIA)
Medini Rai
Delhi Sultanate Flag.svg Ibrahim Lodi

The Battle of Khatoli was fought in 1518 between the Lodi dynasty under Ibrahim Lodi and the Kingdom of Mewar under Rana Sanga, during which the latter emerged victorious.

Battle[edit]

On the death of Sikander Lodi in 1518, his son Ibrahim Lodi succeeded him. He was engaged in putting down the revolts of his nobles, when news of Rana Sanga’s encroachments reached him. He prepared an army and marched against Mewar. The Maharana advanced to meet him and the two armies met near the village of Khatoli on the borders of Haravati (Haraoti). The Delhi army could not stand the onslaught of the Rajput’s, and after a fight lasting two pahars (five hours), the Sultan’s army gave way and fled, followed by the Sultan himself, leaving a Lodi prince prisoner in the hands of Sanga. The prince was released after a few days, on payment of a ransom. In this battle, the Maharana lost an arm by a sword cut, and an arrow made him lame for life.[2]

Aftermath[edit]

The resources of Ibrahim were depleted by this war with Sanga so he could not renew the contest for some time. However, he sought vengeance on Maharana Sanga for the disastrous defeat inflicted by the latter at Khatoli. And when the rebellion of Islam Khan, which had assumed serious proportions, was suppressed, the Sultan prepared an army to attack Mewar, but was once again defeated in the Battle of Dholpur.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chandra, Satish (2004). Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals-Delhi Sultanat (1206-1526) - Part One. Har-Anand Publications. p. 224. ISBN 8124110646.
  2. ^ Duff's Chronology of India, p. 271 Archived 8 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The Hindupat, the Last Great Leader of the Rajput Race. 1918. Reprint. London pg 60