Battle of Dabhoi

Battle of Dabhoi was a major confrontation between the Mughal Empire's Maratha faction and Baji Rao I and Chimnaji Appa.

Battle of Dabhoi
Part of Later Mughal-Maratha Wars
Date1731
Location
Result Baji Rao I Victory
Belligerents
Maratha Faction[1] Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Empire
Commanders and leaders
Trimbak Rao Dabhade
Sanbhoji
Baji Rao I
Chimnaji Appa

BackgroundEdit

In the year 1731, Asaf Jah I the Nizam of Hyderabad had managed to secure the defections of influential Maratha leaders such as Trimbak Rao Dabhade and Sanbhoji who threatened to abandon the Marathas and join the forces with Nizam-ul-Mulk of Hyderabad instead.[1]

BattleEdit

This move was considered unacceptable by Baji Rao I and his brother Chimnaji Appa who led a large well armed brigade of Marathas to intercepte Trimbak Rao Dabhade and Sanbhoji during the Battle of Dabhoi, where the defecting factions were all defeated, overrun and eliminated.[1]

AftermathEdit

Baji Rao I attacked Gujarat with full force and finally drove out Sarbuland Khan by 1735.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Jaques, Tony (2007). Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: A-E. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-313-33537-2.