The Bhangi Misl (Western Punjabi: ਭੰਗੀ ਮਿਸਲ (Gurmukhi), بھنگی مسل (Shahmukhi)) was a large Sikh Misl centered on a village around Amritsar. It was founded in the early 18th century by Hari Singh Dhillon. The name "Bhangi" came from the addiction of Hashish (Bhang) of Hari Singh Dhillon's predecessor Bhuma Singh Dhillon.
Expanse of Bhangi Misl
It grew in strength and territory to cover an area from Attock to Multan and emerged as the strongest power in the western Punjab region. However, deaths among the leadership during the late 1760s reduced the Misl's power.
Decline of Power
- Dhar (guerrilla_warfare) audacious daring tactic of Dhillon Bhangi Misl, Jat and Marathas warriors
- Gokula Jat nemesis of Aurangzeb
- Raja Ram Jat
- Singh, Khushwant (2004-10-11). A History of the Sikhs: 1469-1838. Oxford University Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-19-567308-1.
- McLeod, W. H. (2005-07-28). Historical dictionary of Sikhism. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 35–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5088-0. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
- Singh, Khushwant A History of the Sikhs, Volume 1: 1469-1839. Oxford University Press, 2004, Page 198, Footnote 11
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