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Khokhar Confederacy

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Sultanate-e-Khokhar
کھوکھر سلطنت
1206–Circa. 1519
Khokhar Empire conquests under Jasrath Khokhar, note: Delhi was temporarily ruled.
CapitalSalt Range 13th Century to 1519
Sialkot During 14th Century- 1442
Religion
Islam, Hinduism before 14th century.
GovernmentEmpire/Confederation
• 13th Century
Gulchand Khokhar
• Mid 14th Century- Circa. 1394
Nusrat Khokhar
• 1394-1421
Shaikha Khokhar
• 1421-1442
Jasrath Khokhar
History 
• Established
1206
• Disestablished
Circa. 1519
Area
1431409,218.121 km2 (158,000.000 sq mi)
Today part of India
 Pakistan
 Afghanistan

The Khokhar Confederacy (Punjabi/Urdu کھوکھر سلطنت) was a tribal Confederacy between the Punjabi Khokhar tribe of Punjab. The Khokhars are known to have control over the Punjab region, and have protected the region from invaders.[1]

Origin[edit | edit source]

The Khokhars were known to be a tribe indigenous to the Punjab Region. They are of either Jatt or Rajput origin.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

During the reign of the Muhammad Ghori, the Khokhar tribes united and started a rebellion against the King. Muhammad Ghori was later defeated and killed by the Khokhars in the Battle of Dhamyak (Nowadays, Jhelum, Pakistan).[3] This battle then unified the Khokhars into a Confederacy. The Khokhar confederacy then becomes a Powerful entity in Punjab. During the 13th century, The Mongol Empire leader Hulagu Khan allied themeselves with the Leader Gulchand Khokhar to lead the way to India. [4] The khokhars then fought many empires such as the Timurid Empire and the Delhi Sultanate. They were also allies of the Mongol Empire. They have also conquered many lands of the Delhi Sultanate.[5]

Shaikha Khokhar[edit | edit source]

During the era of the Timurid Empire, The Khokhar Confederacy under the leadership of Shaikha Khokhar was known to have fought Battles against the against the emperor Timur. Encyclopaedia of Untouchables Ancient, Medieval and Modern By By Raj Kumar Page. 280

Jasrath Khokhar[edit | edit source]

Raja Jasrath Khokhar came into power in the year 1421. In his early years of power, he gets involved in the civil war in Kashmir at that time. Later, attacks the Sayyid Dynasty, and extends his empire into Haryana, Himachal Pradesh. He also stikes campaigns in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Multan. Later, He finally conquers Delhi in 1431, but later in 1432, being driven out of Delhi.[6] He then later made peace with Bahlul Lodi in 1441.[7]

Kings[edit | edit source]

Decline[edit | edit source]

The Khokhar Confederacy were overran by the Gakhars, who allied themselves with the Babur and took control of the Salt Range during 1519.[8]

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