Battle of Peshawar (1758)

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This article is about the battle in 1758. For the battle in 1001, see Battle of Peshawar (1001). For the battle in 1834, see Battle of Peshewar.
Battle of Peshawar
Date 8 May 1758
Location Peshawar, Now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Result Decisive Maratha victory
Territorial
changes
Peshawar captured by Marathas.[1]
Belligerents
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg
Maratha Empire
Flag of Herat until 1842.svg
Durrani Empire
Commanders and leaders
Raghunathrao
Malhar Rao Holkar
Tukoji Holkar
Timur Shah Durrani
Jahan Khan

The Battle of Peshawar took place on 8 May 1758 between Maratha Empire and the Durrani Empire. The Marathas were victorious in the battle and Peshawar was captured. Before that, the fort of Peshawar was being guarded by Durrani troops under Timur Shah Durrani and Jahan Khan. When Raghunathrao and Malhar Rao Holkar had left Punjab they appointed Tukoji Sindhia as their representative in this north-western province of our country. He along with Khandoji Kadam defeated the Afghan garrison.[2] The victory in this battle is considered a great success for Marathas as now their rule had extended to the border of Afghanistan, located 2000 km far from their capital Pune.

Aftermath[edit]

The Battle of Peshawar took place on 8 May 1758 between Maratha Empire and the Durrani Empire. The Marathas were victorious in the battle and Peshawar was captured. Before that, the fort of Peshawar was being guarded by Durrani troops under Timur Shah Durrani and Jahan Khan. After being defeated by the army of Marathas, Durranies with Jahan Khan and Timur Shah Durrani left the fort and fled to Afghanistan. The victory in this battle is considered a great success for Marathas as now their rule had extended to the border of Afghanistan, located 2000 km far from their capital Pune.[2][3][4][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia, p. 43, at Google Books
  2. ^ a b Third Battle of Panipat by Abhas Verma ISBN 9788180903397 Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
  3. ^ Roy, Kaushik. India's Historic Battles: From Alexander the Great to Kargil. Permanent Black, India. pp. 80–1. ISBN 978-8178241098. 
  4. ^ Elphinstone, Mountstuart (1841). History of India. John Murray, Albermarle Street. p. 276. 
  5. ^ S.R. Sharma (1999). Mughal empire in India: a systematic study including source material. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. p. 763. ISBN 978-81-7156-819-2. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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