An account of a clash between Pashtuns and Rajputs

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Aug 2014
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The presence of Pashtun settlements in the heart of 16th century Rajputana ( Ajmer, Jodhpur , Marwar), indicates that with prolonged Afghan rule, Rajputana could have been colonized on the same level as U.P, Punjab , Bengal etc. Mughals prevented this. Most of the Parni Pashtuns , mentioned in this account, migrated southwards to Deccan sultanates after ascendancy of Mughals. Akbar expelled all Pashtun jagirdars of Sur and Lodi dynasty from Punjab and issued a decree that Pashtun mansabdars will not be allotted lands in Punjab due to troubles in adjacent Roh/Pakhtunkhwa. Unlike Afghans, Mughal themselves never settled in India as rural zamindars and were confined to urban centers. With decline of Mughal empire, Pashtuns again surfaced, establishing pockets of independent chiefdoms in India, the most famous one being Rohilkhand. One of the Rohilla Pashtun, Amir Khan Yusufzai, captured large tracts of Rajasthan in 1806 and became militarily very strong.


 
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The presence of Pashtun settlements in the heart of 16th century Rajputana ( Ajmer, Jodhpur , Marwar), indicates that with prolonged Afghan rule, Rajputana could have been colonized on the same level as U.P, Punjab , Bengal etc. Mughals prevented this. Most of the Parni Pashtuns , mentioned in this account, migrated southwards to Deccan sultanates after ascendancy of Mughals. Akbar expelled all Pashtun jagirdars of Sur and Lodi dynasty from Punjab and issued a decree that Pashtun mansabdars will not be allotted lands in Punjab due to troubles in adjacent Roh/Pakhtunkhwa. Unlike Afghans, Mughal themselves never settled in India as rural zamindars and were confined to urban centers. With decline of Mughal empire, Pashtuns again surfaced, establishing pockets of independent chiefdoms in India, the most famous one being Rohilkhand. One of the Rohilla Pashtun, Amir Khan Yusufzai, captured large tracts of Rajasthan in 1806 and became militarily very strong.


How unfortunate that this area was not consolidated by Pashtun's and had they not been thrown out of Punjab this entire region would have fallen under Pashtun rule to this day.


 
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How unfortunate that this area was not consolidated by Pashtun's and had they not been thrown out of Punjab this entire region would have fallen under Pashtun rule to this day.
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Yeah sure :lol:
You should continue to focus on justifying Pakistan's creation instead of bothering with complex topics like these. They are clearly beyond your scope and lead to stupid ill informed statements.
 
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the afghans in deccan didnot exactly leave behind much of a legacy.
They did actually. Kurnool, Cuddaph and Savanur were the states in 18th century Deccan, founded and ruled by Afghans. A much reduced Savanur (ruled by Miarnah Afghans) survived as princely state under British up to 1947. Kurnool was the state ruled by Parni Afghans.
 
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They did actually. Kurnool, Cuddaph and Savanur were the states in 18th century Deccan, founded and ruled by Afghans. A much reduced Savanur (ruled by Miarnah Afghans) survived as princely state under British up to 1947. Kurnool was the state ruled by Parni Afghans.
Cuddapah my place .
 
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The first ever Pashtun/Afghan dynasty in Rajputana was that of Nuhani tribe, referred to as Jalore dynasty. Malik Khurram Khan Nuhani established rule over Jalore in the beginning of 15th century. In 1679 they shifted their capital to Palanpur (Gujarat) which survived as princely state under British up to 1947.

Map of the district by name of jalore in modern day Rajasthan

 
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They did actually. Kurnool, Cuddaph and Savanur were the states in 18th century Deccan, founded and ruled by Afghans. A much reduced Savanur (ruled by Miarnah Afghans) survived as princely state under British up to 1947. Kurnool was the state ruled by Parni Afghans.

Legacy isn't the past, its the present. There is hardly any legacy of the Afghan rule in the Deccan.
 
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