Battle of Khanwa

16 Mar 2023  Thu

The Battle of Khauwa was fought on 16 March 1527 between the Mughal forces under Babur and the Rajput alliance under Rana Sanga of Mewar.

The Battle of Khanwa was one of the major events of the medieval period.

The Battle of Khanwa marks a decisive victory for the Mughal forces over Rana Sanga of Mewar. After the victory of the Battle of Panipat, Babar decided to stay in India in 1527 CE, this led him to face two of his opponents Daulat Khan Lodi and Rani Sanga of Mewar.

Rana Sanga believed that Babur would just loot the treasuries of Delhi and move back to Kabul. But, when Babur decided to say in India, Rana Sangha proceeded to build a grand alliance of Rajputs as well as Afghans who were wary of Babur’s power. This made both Babar and Rana Sanga of Mewar meet each other at the Battle of Khanwa near Fatehpur Sikri.

In this battle, Babur has much fewer forces than the army of Rana Sanga, but Babur used Guns and Canons even in this battle which made to win this battle easily.

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