Battle of Rohilla

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Battle of Rohilla
Part of Mughal-Sikh Wars
Date 1621
Location Northeast of Amritsar at Rohilla
Result Decisive Sikh Victory
Belligerents
Sikh militia Mughal Empire
Commanders and leaders
Guru Hargobind
Rao Mandan
Bhagwan Dass

The Battle of Rohilla was a 1621 campaign by the Mughal Empire against the growing influence of the Sikhs.[1] Because of historic persecution from the Mughal Empire, Guru Hargobind had militarized the Sikhs which resulted in increased political and military power. Thus he was attacked by a group of local jagirdars under the command of Bhagwan Dass . Bhagwan a Dass got killed by Rao Mandan and rest army fled the field of battle and the Sikh victory increased their influence in the region.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 860. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Jaques, Tony. Dictionary of Battles and Sieges. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 860. ISBN 978-0-313-33536-5. Retrieved 31 July 2010.