Mughals and Chamba - Himachal Pradesh General Studies

  • Akbar send his very able finance minister Todar Mal to build imperial demense in Kangra and adjoining areas of Chamba.
  • In this process Chamba lost Rihlu, Chari and Gharoh.
  • Raja Pratap Singh Verman was the contemporary of Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was loyal to the Mughals.
  • When Raja Surajmal of Nurpur took refugee in the Chamba against protecting himself from Mughal Army, Raja of Chamba was asked to surrender him or face the wrath of Mughal Army. However, before anything could happen Raja Surajmal felt ill and died.
  • Battle of Dhalog (near Dhalousie) was fought between Raja Janardhan of Chamba and Raja Jagat Singh of Nurpur in which Raja Jagat Singh emerged victorious. Mughals sided Raja Jagat Singh. 
  • After sometime, Raja Jagat Singh revolted against Mughals.
  • Emperor Shah Jahah send large number of army under the command of Murad Baksh in 1641 A.D. to suppress the rebellion.
  • Prithvi Singh son of Janardhan rushed to Raja of Mandi and Suket to seek their help for the restoration of the Chamba throne.
  • Raja Jagat Singh fought bravely but could not withstand the Mughal's Army.
  • Chamba was restored to Prithvi Singh.
  • Raja Chatar Singh succeeded his father Prithvi Singh.
  • Raja Chatar Singh was the contemporary of Mughal Emperor Aurangjeb. He refused to obey the Royal orders regarding the demolition of Hindu Temples in the native state. Upon this he had to fight against Mughals. 
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