Khanwa

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Khanwa
Village
Khanwa is located in Rajasthan
Khanwa
Khanwa
Location in Rajasthan, India
Khanwa is located in India
Khanwa
Khanwa
Khanwa (India)
Coordinates: 27°2′7″N 77°32′35″E / 27.03528°N 77.54306°E / 27.03528; 77.54306Coordinates: 27°2′7″N 77°32′35″E / 27.03528°N 77.54306°E / 27.03528; 77.54306
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictBharatpur
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP
Websiteup.gov.in

Khanwa (also spelt Khanua) is the name of a village in Bharatpur District of Rajasthan, lying about 60 km west of the city of Agra in India. It was the scene of a famous battle in the history of north India, and a few miles from Fatehpur Sikri.[1]

History[edit]

The Battle of Khanua was fought on March 16, (1527), between Babur, founder of the Mughal empire in India on the one hand and a combined Rajput army led by Rana Sanga, ruler of Mewar, on the other, it was the second of the series of three major battles, victories in which gave Babur overlordship over north India. The First Battle of Panipat was the first of the series, the Battle of Ghaghra was the last.[1][2]

References[edit]

  • Havell, E. B. (1904). A handbook to Agra and the Taj, Sikandra, Fatehpur-Sikri and the neighbourhood (1904). Longmans, Greens & Co., London.
  • Smith, Vincent Arthur (1917). Akbar the Great Mogul, 1542-1605. Oxford at The Clarendon Press.