Nadir Shah's invasion of India 1738-1739

[ 1738 - 1739 ]

Emperor Nadir Shah, the Shah of Iran (1736–47) and founder of the Afsharid dynasty, invaded Northern India with a fifty-five thousand strong army, eventually attacking Delhi in March 1739 where he sacked the city, after issuing orders for a general massacre to take place. His army had defeated the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah at the battle at Karnal and had taken over control of northern India.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Afsharid dynasty and Mughal Empire 1738 1939 View

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