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 January 2019

From the Indus to the Ganges

From the Indus to the Ganges

Chapter:
(p.162) 9. From the Indus to the Ganges
Source:
A History of the Sikhs
Author(s):

Khushwant Singh

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0009

This chapter adds more information about the misls, starting with the events after the numerous Afghan invasions in India. While the Afghans and Marathas held certain territories in India, the Sikhs began distributing the territory between the Jumna and the Indus among themselves. The chapter also examines the contentious and expansionist phases of the misls in the Cis-Sutlej zone and the misls in the Trans-Sutlej zone separately. It then discusses briefly the looting that occurred in the villages across the Jumna, by a Sikh force twenty thousand strong. The Sikh-Rohilla alliance, the conflict between Najaf Khan and the Sikhs, and the breakup of the misls are discussed in this chapter as well. It notes that the Sikhs had a missed opportunity; while they were given the chance to seize Hindustan, they decided to cross the Ganges instead.

Keywords:   Afghans, Marathas, Jumna, misls, Sikh-Rohilla alliance, Najaf Khan

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 .