Qasim Invades other parts of India

Dec 2015
559
Gujarat, Western India
#1
as we know, Qasim conquerd most of B.Stan, Sidh and south Punjab with some NW parts of Rajasthan.


but what if he Invades other parts of India like this map ?

first, he annexes North Punjab, and KPK then he Invades Delhi and Extreme North Indians states like E.P,H and kashmir.

his other troops (small brigade ?) Invades Gujarat and ujjain like they did in late 7th century.

as you can see in this map he clearly divided his army in to two separate forces near kutch.


as napoleon said, nothing is impossible and no doubt Qasim was one of the best general at that time but real question is, can he Annex Rajputana and more importantly can he crush Kaunnj Triangle like other Muslim khilafat (Conquest of Iran) and ultimately whole north India ?
 
Apr 2012
1,683
India
#2
as we know, Qasim conquerd most of B.Stan, Sidh and south Punjab with some NW parts of Rajasthan.


but what if he Invades other parts of India like this map ?

first, he annexes North Punjab, and KPK then he Invades Delhi and Extreme North Indians states like E.P,H and kashmir.

his other troops (small brigade ?) Invades Gujarat and ujjain like they did in late 7th century.

as you can see in this map he clearly divided his army in to two separate forces near kutch.


as napoleon said, nothing is impossible and no doubt Qasim was one of the best general at that time but real question is, can he Annex Rajputana and more importantly can he crush Kaunnj Triangle like other Muslim khilafat (Conquest of Iran) and ultimately whole north India ?

India at time of Qasim's invasion was divided into three empires: Gujara-Pratihara empire, Pala empire, and Rashtrakuta empire. In whichever direction Qasim would have gone from Sindh, he would have run into Gujara-Pratihara empire, and to an extent Pala empire, and any Naval expedition would have run into Rashtrakutas.

His successor tried to do everything that you have described. India was repeatedly invaded under Ummayad and Abbasid caliphate, but those invasion was beaten back and even Sindh ,till eastern bank of Indus, was wrested back from Arabs, in series of battles which are collectively called Battle of Rajasthan. There is no need to speculate anything here. What you are speculating was tried by Qasim's successors and it ended in their defeat. There is no basis in believing that outcome would have been different under Qasim.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rajasthan
 
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