Mercenaries in India

Mercenaries in India

In 18th and early 19th centuries, the imperial Mughal power was crumbling and other powers, mainly Maratha chiefs, were emerging. At this time, a number of mercenaries, arriving from several countries found employment in India.

Some of the mercenaries emerged to become independent or independent rulers.

Mercenaries from Europe

Afghan/Central Asian Mercenaries

  • Ahmad Baksh Khan of Loharu, Bokhara
  • Dost Mohammed Khan of Bhopal

Arab Mercenaries

Mohammad abdulkuddus

Yasir mahesh

Ahmad al-shajjahi

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