Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A History of the SikhsVolume 1: 1469-1838$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Khushwant Singh

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195673081

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 October 2018

Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Sikhs

Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Sikhs

Chapter:
(p.126) 8. Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Sikhs
Source:
A History of the Sikhs
Author(s):

Khushwant Singh

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0008

This chapter studies the Afghan invasion, which was led by Ahmed Shah Abdali. He had declared that he was Nadir Shah's successor, thus giving him the right to conquer India. During the first Afghan invasion, however, Abdali's forces were defeated by the Mughals. It was after this invasion when the misls were formed, which were components of the Dal Khalsa. The second Afghan invasion was also unsuccessful, but by the third Afghan invasion, Abdali was able to conquer the Punjab and Kashmir. Shortly after this the Punjab were neglected, and they came under the protection and government of the Sikhs. The chapter also provides accounts of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth Afghan invasions. It shows that Abdali was the worst antagonist of the Sikhs, but was also their greatest benefactor.

Keywords:   Afghan invasion, Ahmed Shah Abdali, Nadir Shah, misls, Dal Khalsa

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .