Within a few years, he extended his control from Khorasan in the west to Kashmir and North India in the east, and from the Amu Darya in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south. In few years, not a trace of Ahmad Shah Abdali’s conquest was left on this side of the Indus. He succeeded in ousting Timur Shah and his court from India and brought northwest of India up to Peshawar under Maratha rule. During his invasions in 1732 CE, he captured two boys, brothers, Zulfiqar and Ahmad. As regards the effects of the invasions of Ahmad Shah Abdali, they hastened the downfall of the Mughal Empire. The brothers, with a powerful body of their clansmen, pledged their loyalty to Nadir Shah and soon distinguished themselves in battle. Halfway in the 10th century the Saka Iranic Buddhist Kingdom of Khotan came under attack by the Turkic Muslim Karakhanid ruler Musa, and in what proved to be a pivotal moment in the Turkification and Islamification of the Tarim Basin, the Karakhanid leader Yusuf Qadir Khan conquered Khotan around 1006.[42]. Professor James A. Millward described the original Uyghurs as physically Mongoloid, giving as an example the images in Bezeklik at temple 9 of the Uyghur patrons, until they began to mix with the Tarim Basin's original eastern Iranian inhabitants. chū az abr-i iḥsān-i parwardigār Abdullāh Tarkhān Beg and his Hami Uighurs defected and submitted to Qing China after the Qing inflicted a devastating defeat at Chao-mo-do on the Dzungar leader Galdan in September 1696. Before leaving, Ahmad removed the royal seal from Nader Shah’s finger and the Koh-i-Noor diamond tie… The immediate cause of his invasion on India was that he was invited by Shah Nawaz Khan, the Governor of the Punjab, to undertake an invasion of India. The early skirmishes ended in victory for the Afghans against the Maratha garrisons in northwest India. When after the conquest of Qandhar, Nadir Shah decided to settle all his Abdali Subjects there, the relatives of Ahmad Shah Abdali also settled there. The Dzungars used a hostage arrangement to rule over the Tarim Basin, keeping as hostages in Ili either the sons of the leaders like the Khojas and Khans or the leaders themselves. From all sides in the ear of his enemies there arrived The Seventh invasion of Ahmad Shah Abdali took place in March 1767. The lifeless mountains and plains of Herat In his time, from the awe of his glory and greatness, Annually the Dzungars extracted 100,000 silver tangas in tax from Yarkand and slapped livestock, stain, commerce, and a gold tax on them. Durrani died of his illness on 4 June 1772 in Maruf, Kandahar Province. In Pakistan, a short-range ballistic missile Abdali-I, is named in the honour of Ahmed Shah Abdali.[70]. The end of … [28], Nader Shah had been enlisting the Abdalis in his army since around 1729. [34], At the time of Nadir's death, he commanded a contingent of Abdali Pashtuns. The Peshwas took up the challenge of Ahmad Shah Abdali and sent Sadasiva Rao Bhau to the North in 1760. The city fell to the Afghans in 1750, after almost a year of siege and bloody conflict; the Afghan forces then pushed on into present-day Iran, capturing Nishapur and Mashhad in 1751. It was under these circumstances that the Third Battle of Panipat was fought on 14 January, 1761 between the Marathas and Ahmad Shah Abdali. However, Ahmad Shah Abdali was able to retain his control over Peshawar and the country West of Attock. As a result of invasions of Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah, the Mughal empire ceased to be an all-India empire. The defeat of Panipat was not conclusive. Upon reaching the Shah's tent, they were only to see his body and severed head. Away from you, grief clings to my heart like a snake. Muin Khan, Governor of the Punjab, resisted the advance of Abdali and asked for reinforcements. Uighurs like Emin Khoja, 'Abdu'l Mu'min and Yūsuf Beg supported the Qing attack against Dawachi, the Dzungar Khan. Every harvest season, women and food had to be provided to Dzungars when they came to extract the taxes from them. According to other sources, Nader Shah did not believe in it and asked him to be kind to his descendants "on the attaintment of royalty". What were the main causes of the Third Battle of Panipat? They went after the infamous Persian invader Nadir Shah and Ahmad Shah Abdali of Afghanistan to secure it from the Northern and Western flank. A thousand reproofs from the tongue of his dagger. Defeat of Marathas. indicate that the bounty (māya) mentioned therein is reference to none other than Zamān "Ahmad Shah Durrani". In July 1730, he defeated Ibrahim Khan, a military commander and brother of Nader Shah. of happiness for Zamān but the cause of sorrow and grief for his enemies. The defeat at Panipat was a disaster of the first magnitude but it was by no means decisive. [58] The Uighur leader Emin Khoja (Amīn Khoja) of Turfan revolted against the Dzungars in 1720 while the Dzungars under Tsewang Rabtan were being attacked by the Qing, and then he also defected and submitted to the Qing. The Pearl of Pearls: The Abdālī-Durrānī Confederacy and Its Transformation under Aḥmad Shāh, Durr-i Durrān by Sajjad Nejatie. [71][72], ستا په لاره کـــې بايلــــــــي ځلمي سرونه, تاته راشمــــه زړګــــی زمــــا فـــارغ شي, ze ma ba heera na shi da sta shekeli baghona, I will not forget it your beautiful gardens, Ze mah de khekely or shekele Pakhtunkhwa de ghru saronah, During Nader Shah's invasion of India in 1739, Abdali also accompanied him and stayed some days in the Red Fort of Delhi. After the assassination of Nadir Shah, Ahmad Shah Durrani succeeded the throne of Afghanistan and started plundering wealth from nearby regions.In the Chota Ghalughara and Vada Ghalughara Abdali managed to massacre many through ambush, but in the end, Abdali retreated when he encountered the Sikhs on his way to India on the banks of river Chenab. A year later Nadir's brother Ibrahim Khan took control of Farah. Lahore and Sirhind were occupied but he was defeated by the Mughal Army near Sirhind and he was forced to withdraw. "Wine, meat, and women" and "a parting gift" were forcibly extracted from the Uighurs daily by the Dzungars who went to physically gather the taxes from the Uighur Muslims, and if they dissatisfied with what they received, they would rape women, and loot and steal property and livestock. 14000 as annual tribute to Abdali. His invasion contributed a great deal to the rise of the Sikhs in the Punjab. Griffiths, John. There were many factors which encouraged him to undertake those invasions. Qandhar, they had to fight against the local garrison which was captured. Mughlani Begum invited Imad-ul-Mulk, the Wazir of Delhi and he appointed Mir Munim as the Governor of the Punjab after imprisioning Mughlani Begum. [56], When the Dzungars levied the traditional nomadic Alban poll tax upon the Muslims of Altishahr, the Muslims viewed it as the payment of jizyah (a tax traditionally taken from non-Muslims by Muslim conquerors). Ahmad Shāh Durrānī (c. 1722 – 16 October 1772) (Pashto/Persian: احمد شاه دراني‎, Hindi: अहमदशाह दुर्रानी), also known as Ahmad Khān Abdālī (in Indian history, known by the name Ahmed Shah Abdali (अहमदशाह अब्दाली), was the founder of the Durrani Empire and is regarded as the founder of the modern Afghanistan. The mixture between the invading Mongoloid Turkic peoples and the native Caucasian Indo-European inhabitants resulted in the modern day Turkic speaking hybrid Europoid-East Asian inhabitants of Xinjiang. Both Vishwas Rao, the son of the Peshwa and Sadasiva Rao Bhau died fighting heroically. The most famous Pashto poem he wrote was Love of a Nation: By blood, we are immersed in love of you. In 1738, Nader Shah conquered Kandahar, the last outpost of the Hotaki dynasty in Afghanistan, he then began to launch raids across the Hindu Kush mountains into Northern India, which, at that time, was under the rule of the Mughal Empire. [...] "Aḥmad Shāh issued a royal edict on 15 July 1747, appointing Muḥammad Hāshim Afrīdī as chief of the Afrīdī of the Peshawar region. In 1761, Durrani set out on his campaign to win back lost territories. [36], Peshawar served as a convenient point for Ahmad Shah for his military conquests in Hindustan. [14][17], Soon after accession, Ahmad Shah adopted the epithet Shāh Durr-i-Durrān, "King, Pearl of Pearls," and changed the name of his Abdali tribe to "Durrani" after himself. After Nadir Shah, Ahmed Shah Abdali of Kabul acquired a huge ruby along with the Koh-i-noor diamond, and later the Afghans ceded it to the Sikh … The Sikhs had increased their power in the Punjab. He seems to have been naturally disposed to mildness and clemency and though it is impossible to acquire sovereign power and perhaps, in Asia, to maintain it, without crimes; yet the memory of no eastern prince is stained with fewer acts of cruelty and injustice. [49][50][51][52] The Dalai Lama blessed Galdan's conquest of the Tarim Basin and Turfan Basin. The view of some scholars is that Ahmad Shah Abdali also conquered Kashmir during his third invasion and appointed his own Governor. The raids of Ahmed Shah Abdali. The battle which was really decisive was the Battle of Plassey which was fought in 1757. He established his own dynasty, the Sadozai, which was the name of the Pashtun khel to which he belonged to. The Qing and loyal Uighurs like Emin Khoja crushed the revolt and drove Burhan-ud-din and Khan Khoja to Badakhshan. It is rightly pointed out that the career of Ahmad Shah Abdali in India “is very intimately a part of the Sikh struggle for independence.”. However, Ahmad Shah Abdali acted as a check against the fast-expanding empire of the Marathas by defeating them in the Third Battle of Panipat. Urdu Diary 689,922 views. Najib Khan complained to Ahmad Shah Abdali and asked for a fresh invasion by him, Sirhind and Lahore fell into the hands of the Marathas in 1758. Ahmad Shah Abdali | Later known as Ahmad Shah Durrani Empire This appears to affirm that Aḥmad Shāh’s accession took place no later than mid-July..." The Pearl of Pearls: The Abdālī-Durrānī Confederacy and Its Transformation under Aḥmad Shāh, Durr-i Durrān by Sajjad Nejatie. Popular history has it th… For 7 days following the general slaughter, “the water (of the Jamuna) flowed of a blood-red colour.” Temples were desecrated, priests and Sadhus were put to the sword, women were dishonoured and children were cut to pieces. From 1748 to 1767, he invaded Hindustan eight times. During the first Afghan invasion, however, Abdali's forces were defeated by the Mughals. After the Battle of Panipat, Ahmad Shah Abdali recognised Shah Alam II as the Emperor of Delhi. [55], 67,000 patman (each patman is 4 piculs and 5 pecks) of grain 48,000 silver ounces were forced to be paid yearly by Kashgar to the Dzungars and cash was also paid by the rest of the cities to the Dzungars. The Pearl of Pearls: The Abdālī-Durrānī Confederacy and Its Transformation under Aḥmad Shāh, Durr-i Durrān by Sajjad Nejatie. He undertook those invasions mainly with a view to establish Afghan Supremacy over India. few lines later where Niẓām al-Dīn writes about Zamān Khān: [citation needed] His refusal to continue his campaigns deeper into India prevented a clash with the East India Company and allowed them to continue to acquire power and influence after they took complete control of the former Mughal province of Bengal in 1793. After Dur… AHMAD SHAH ABDALI (1) AHMAD SHAH DURRANI (1) Ali Khan (1) Amir Haider Khan Hoti (1) An Interview with Rajmohan Gandhi (1) ANP Revival (1) Anthem of Khudai Khidmatgar (1) Asfand Yar Wali’s brother Sangeen Khan passes away (1) Asfandyar Wali Khan (1) Our mission is to liberate knowledge. When after the conquest of Qandhar, Nadir Shah decided to settle all his Abdali Subjects there, the relatives of Ahmad Shah Abdali also settled there. Durrani wrote a collection of odes in his native Pashto language. - Duration: 10:42. The Dzungar Buddhists brought back the Aqtaghliq Afaqi Khoja Burhan-ud-din and his brother Khan Khoja and installed them as puppet rulers in Kashgar. Ahamad Shah Abdali or Ahamad Shah Durrani was an afghan chief belonging to the Durrani clan. The name may have been suggested, as some claim, from a dream dreamt by Ahmad Shah, or as others claim, from the pearl earrings worn by the royal guard of Nadir Shah. In the same year, the Mughal ruler was induced to cede Sindh and all of the Punjab including the vital trans-Indus River to him, in order to save his capital from being attacked by the forces of the Durrani Empire[citation needed] Having thus gained substantial territories to the east without a fight, Durrani and his forces turned westward to take possession of Herat, which was ruled by Nader Shah's grandson, Shah Rukh. Privacy Policy Ahmad Shah Abdali was full of anger against all those who had dared to defy his authority. The youth lose their heads for your sake. The lioness nourished the stag with her milk. In 1751–52, the Ahamdiya treaty was signed between the Marathas and Mughals, when Balaji Bajirao was the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. Ahmad Shah Abdali One of the Most Prominent Abdali Personality is Ahmad Shah Abdali. The Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani is located in the center of Kandahar, adjacent to the Shrine of the Cloak, which contains a cloak believed to have been worn by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Ahmad shah was a trusted person of Nadir shah even accompanied Nadir invasion India in 1739. Zulfiqar was made Governor of Mazandaran while Durrani remained working as Nader Shah's personal attendant. Disclaimer The Mughal Rulers completely neglected the roads passes etc., on the border. [62] The Afaqi brothers died in Badakhshan and the ruler Sultan Shah delivered their bodies to the Qing. [59] The Uch-Turfan UighurnBeg Khojis (Huojisi) supported the Qing General Ban-di against in tricking Davachi and taking him prisoner. [...] "there is little reliable evidence of Aḥmad’s birth in Multan. Kashgar and Yarkand were assaulted by 7,000 Khotan Uighurs under Sādiq, the son of Jahān Khoja. Was the year of the Hijra 1186 (1772 A.D.)[68]. Ahmad Shah Abdali invaded India for the fourth time to punish Imad-ul-Mulk who had appointed his own man as the Governor of the Punjab. However, the outbreak of cholera halted the Afghan Army. However, fear of another Afghan invasion was to haunt British policy for almost half a century after the battle of Panipat. Munir-ud-Daulah and Najib-ud-Daulah promised to pay a tribute of Rs. The 5th Dalai Lama then called upon his Dzungar Buddhist followers in the Zunghar Khanate to act on this invitation. The Naqshbandi Sufi Khojas, descendants of the Prophet Muhammad, had replaced the Chagatayid Khans as the ruling authority of the Tarim Basin in the early 17th century. In 1749, Ahmad Shah captured the area of Punjab around Lahore. In short, they formed a formidable force of young Pashtun soldiers who were loyal to their high-ranking leader. Much of the territory conquered by Ahmad Shah fell to others by the end of the 19th century. [1] Assisted by a council of nine advisers from various Afghan tribes,[16] Ahmad Shah pushed east towards the Mughal and Maratha Empires of India, west towards the disintegrating Afsharid Empire of Iran, and north towards the Khanate of Bukhara of Turkestan. Copyright. The Abdali Regiment was part of Nader Shah's military during his invasion of the Mughal Empire in 1738. After the departure of Ahmad Shah Abdali, the situation in India became critical. He and his successors were pestered by rebellions at home. The Qing and Amin Khoja and his sons worked together to defeat the Dzungars under Amursana.[60]. The weak and precarious condition of the Mughal Empire encouraged him in his invasion. After having defeated the Russians and the Turks, Nadir Shah of Iran, had set out of Iran to punish the Afghans for their actions. Annually the Dzungars extracted a tax of 67,000 tangas of silver from the Kashgar people in Galdan Tseren's reign, a five percent tax was imposed on foreign traders and a ten percent tax imposed on Muslim merchants, people had to pay a fruit tax if they owned orchards and merchants had to pay a copper and silver tax. The Pearl of Pearls: The Abdālī-Durrānī Confederacy and Its Transformation under Aḥmad Shāh, Durr-i Durrān by Sajjad Nejatie. From the death of Nadir Shah in 1747 until the communist coup of April 1978, Afghanistan was governed by Pashtun rulers of the Abdali tribe. The Pearl of Pearls: The Abdālī-Durrānī Confederacy and Its Transformation under Aḥmad Shāh, Durr-i Durrān by Sajjad Nejatie. This chapter studies the Afghan invasion, which was led by Ahmed Shah Abdali. [63], Durrani dispatched troops to Kokand after rumours that the Qing dynasty planned to launch an expedition to Samarkand, but the alleged expedition never happened and Ahmad Shah subsequently withdrew his forces when his attempt at an anti-Qing alliance among Central Asian states failed. On the way they elected Ahmad Khan as their leader, hailing him as Ahmad Shah. In 1747, Nader Shah was assassinated by his own guards. This marked the westernmost border of the Afghan Empire as set by the Pul-i-Abrisham, on the Mashhad-Tehran road.[38]. The Uighurs supported the 1755 Qing assault against the Dzungars in Ili, which occurred at the same time as the Uighur revolts against the Dzungars. 3. However, this; invasion was not a success. Before his departure from Delhi, Ahmad Shah Abdali compelled the Mughal Emperor to cede to him Kashmir, Lahore, Sirhind and Multan. The Uighurs carried out "acts of resistance" like hiding the goods which were collected as taxes or violently resisting the Dzungar Oirat tax collectors, but these incidents were infrequent and widespread anti-Dzungar opposition failed to materialize. That this verse is, indeed, a reference to Aḥmad is confirmed a few lines later where Niẓām al-Dīn writes about Zamān Khān: His throne was more splendid than any other ruler’s Because Aḥmad possessed night-illuminating radiance His breast was happy on account of this budding rose [i.e., Aḥmad] While the hearts of his enemies bore the brand [of sorrow] like the tulip". The loyal Abdali regiment cried over their leader’s demise, and they headed back to Kandahar. Ahmad Shah Abdali or Ahmad Shah Durrani was an important General of Nadir Shah. Najib Khan was forced to leave Delhi along with all his men and Ahmed Bangash was appointed as Mir Bakshi in his place. However, Durrani was told that the Shah had been killed by one of his wives. 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