From the battle of Chausa to Vikramgarh, the Mughals lost many battles.
After capturing Delhi and Agra Mughals Started mixing different parts of India in the Sultanate. The victory was easy in the initial phase, but the biggest challenge to the Mughals was the Marathas and Sher Shah Suri got from second generation of Mughals Emperor HumayunHe lost the entire Sultanate at the hands of Sher Shah Suri. Apart from this, the Marathas got a strong defeat from the Mughals in many parts of India.
Know the battle recorded in history when the Mughals had to face defeat and had to run away from the field.
Battle of Chausa: The first Mughal who fled the field
The situation of this war came when Babur, the founder of the Mughal Sultanate, died. Son Humayun made a strategy to capture West Bengal to expand the empire. Meanwhile, Sher Shah Suri’s area used to fall, so Humayun planned to defeat Sher Shah Suri first.
According to Farhat Nasreen, author of the book ‘If History Has Touted Us Anything’, Sher Shah Suri was far better than Humayun in terms of military prowess. In 1539 there was a war between the two in Kannauj. The interesting thing was that Humayun’s army was bigger than Sher Shah’s army. Humayun’s army had 40 thousand soldiers and Sher Shah had 15 thousand soldiers. Despite this, Sher Shah defeated the Mughal emperor. Humayun had to leave the field and run away. While running, Humayun first reached Agra and then took Begum and money and left for Lahore.
Battle of Surat: The battle that broke the back of the Mughals
Many battles of the Mughals were recorded in history, one of which was also known as ‘Sack of Surat’. This battle was fought on January 5, 1664, between the Maratha ruler and Inayat Khan, the captain of the Mughal army. Shivaji’s war strategy strengthened the Mughals on their retreat. Inayat Khan had to run away from the field. According to James Grant Duff, the defeat of the Mughals here was a big blow because the Surat port was said to be the most prosperous port of the Mughals. The Mughals used to get special benefit from the business done through this.
Battle of Salher: Even 4 generals of Mughals could not defeat Shivaji
In history, the battle of Salher was seen as a major defeat of the Mughals. In February 1672, there was a war between the Mughal and Maratha Sultanate. Aurangzeb put Ikhlas, Bahlol, Bahadur and Diler Khan generals in the war to win the war. But he proved unsuccessful in front of Shivaji’s gorilla strategy. According to historians, about 10,000 soldiers of both the armies died in this war which lasted for one day.
Battle of Vikramgarh: Once again the Marathas prevailed over the Mughals
In 1672, once again the Mughals and the Marathas entered the fray for war. On behalf of the Mughal army, Khizr Khan and the Marathas were led by Rajkumar Sambhaji. In this battle fought near Vikramgarh, there was a 3-hour war between the Mughals and the Marathas. When Khizr Khan was injured in this war, the course of the war turned and the Marathas started leaving the Mughals behind. Ultimately Marathas captured Kolistan.