AD 1296-1316 During the reign of Ala-Ud-din Khilji, is one of the numerous Mughal invasions, the invaders
under Dua were defeated near Jalandhar by Ulugh Khan and Zafar Khan in AD 1297
AD 1398 In consequence of the sack of Delhi by Timur, the house of Tughlok had fallen
AD 1416 Malik Tughan assassinated the Governor of Sirhind, but was driven into the hills of Malik
Daud and Zirak Khan.
AD 1417 Malik Tughan returned with a considerable army and besieged Sirhing, Zirak Khan was sent against
him by Khizr Khan (AD 1414-1421) of Delhi, and on his approach be retreated towards the hills. He was then, it is stated,
allowed to retain possession of Jalandhar
AD 1419Tarikh-I-Mubarak Shahi mentions Tughan, Raja of the Turk-bachrhas of Jalandhar, as aiding
Sultan Shah Lodhi, Governor of Sirhind and uncle of Behloi Lodhi, against a pretender, who had assumed the name of Sarang
Khan and raised a rebellion in the mountain of Bajwara near Hoshiarpur, which were then depended on Jalandhar.
AD 1420 Tudhan again revelled against Khzir Khan besieged Sirhind, and overran the country as far
as Mansurpur and Payal. Malik-Khair-ud-din was sent against him from Delhi and was joined at Samana by the forces of Zirak
Khan, and Tughan retreated, crossing the Satluj, at Ludhiana. But the river being low, the royal forces followed on which
he fled into the country of Jasrath KhoKhar, and his wife was given to Zirak Khan
AD 1421 Zirak Khan, the then Governor of Jalandhar was obliged to withdraw into the fort of Jalandhar,
on the approach of Jasrath Khokhar, who after a year recorded the river and marched against him. He next besieged Sultan Shah
Lodhi in Sirhind, but on the approach of the new Emperor Mubarak Shah raised the siege and released Zirak Khan at Ludhiana
AD 1431-31 Jasrath defeated Malik Sikandar on the Be n near Jalandhar, took him prisoner and
afterwards laid seize to Lohare, he retreated and Nasrat Khan was placed incharge of Lohare and Jalandhar. In August 1432,
Jasrath returned and attacked him, but was defeated. In the Muharram of September 1432, Malik Allah Dad Lodhi, who was sent
to relieve Nasrat Khan was attacked by Jasrath near Jalandhar.
AD 1441 Muhammad Shah confirmed Bahlol Lodhi of Sirhind in the Governership of Lahore and Dipalpur
and sent him against Jasrath. But Behlol Lodhi came into terms with the Khokhar Chief, revolted and remained independent and
finally in AD 1450 became sovereign of Delhi.
AD 1445- 51India was split into a number of independent states at the time of Alauddin Alam Shah.
The Sultanate of Delhi had long before the rise of the Sayyids been considerably diminished in its size and strength. At that
time, Sarang Khan in the Bist Jalandhar Doab created disturbances, which has to be crushed under the personal direction of
AD 1524 On Babar’s fourth invasion of India in the year, he gave Jalandhar and Sultanpur in
Jagir to Daulat Khan Lodhi as whose instigation he had come.
AD 1540 Humayun was expelled by Sher Shah. His retreat was covered at Jalandhar by his brother, Mirza
Hindal, who was finally obliged to retire before the Afghans, who crossed the Beas at Sultanpur.
AD 1555 On Himayun’s return in this year, Bairam Khan was sent against an Afghan detachment
at Hariana in the Hoshiarpur District and after driving it back on Jalandhar, he advanced and occupied the surrounding country.
AD 1556-1605 On the defeat of Sikandar Sur at Sirhind and his flight to the hills, Shah Abu Maali
was sent to the Jalandhar to hold him in check. But instead of staying there, he advanced to Lahore and thus gave Sikandar
Sur an opportunity of collecting of army and making another effort to secure his throne. In consequence, Akbar was sent incharge
of Barian Khan to the Punjab. After receiving the submission of the Raja of the Kangra, Akbar took up his residence at Jalandhar,
where among others, Kamal Khan, a grandnephew of Jasrath Khokhar waited on him and was well received. Akbar now called to
the east of meet Hemu, and during his absence, Sikandar Sur defeated Khizr Khan, Governor of Lahore, at Chamiari. Barian Khan,
who had been appointed Khan Khanan of Akbar’s accession in 1560, and had been virtual sovereign lost his power
and withdrew with the avowed intention of proceeding to Macca. On this way, however, irritated at some further events, he
changed hi intention, and going to Dipalpur, he collected troops and prepared to attack Jalandhar. He advanced by way of Tihara,
where a party of his friends under Wala Beg was defeated, by Abdulla Khan , Mughal. Shortly after, he himself was brought
to action and beaten by AtgahKhan on 23 Augest 1560, at Gunachaur, near Rahon. During Akbar’s reign, copper coin were
minted at Jalandhar and his minister Todar Mal, made settlement of land revenue in Jalandhar Doab. Guru Arjan Dev founded
the town of Katarpur in 1539.
AD 1605 Shortly after the accession of Jahangir, hi son Khusro revelled and leaving Agra, withdrew
to Lahore via Delhi. He was besienging the citadel of Lahore when heard of the Emperor’s advance guard at Sultanpur,
and at once marched for the Bea. When he reached Bhairowal, on that river, the imperical forces had already crossed and battle
took place in which he was defeated. During Jahangir’s reign(1605-27), Jalandhar Doab received special attention because
of Nurjahan’s attachment with Nurmahal. She had been brought up there and among other things, she got a big Serai built
AD 1627-1658 Under Jahangir’s successor, Shah Jahan, the Serai and Dakani was built on high
road between the Delhi and Lahore. Many villages were founded. The new town of Phillaur dates from the reign of Shah Jahan,
when its site, then covered with ruins, was selected for on of the Serai on the imperial road from Delhi to Lahore.
AD 1632 Guru Teg Bahadur was married to Mata Gujri daughter of Lal Chand, Khatri of Kartarpur on 15
Asuj 1689 Bikram.
AD 1634 The battle of Kartarpur was fought between Mughal troops and Guru Hargobind. The imperial
troops were routed and both Painda Khan and Kala Khan were killed.During the rest of the 17th Century, Jalandhar
remained firmly attacked to the Delhi Empire. With the death of Aurangzeb in 1707. Mughal Empire began to lotter.
AD 1710 Banda Bahadur received appeals from the peasants of the Jalandhar Doab to help them against
the Mughal Faujdar, Shams Khan of Jalandhar. The news of Banda’s return was enough to put heart into the Sikhs and they
rose to throw off the yoke of Mughals. Shams Khan was defeated in Rahon.
AD 1716 The capture and execution of Banda Bahadur and his followers in the year 1716, and the persecution
of the Sikhs that followed, completely crushed them. But the Sikhs were temporarily subdued.
AD 1738- 39 After the invasion of Nadir Shah during which he put Nurmahal to ransom, the Sikhs again
appeared in arms. But after a temporary success, they were defeated by Adina-Beg, who had been appointed Governor (Faujdar)
of the Jalandhar Doab.
AD 1748 Adina-Beg and the leaders of the more important Sikh confederacies were also appossed to Nadir
Shah who was finally defeated in 1748 near
Sirhind by Muin-ul-Mulk (popularly known as Mir Mannu ), the son of the grand Wazir, and obliged to evacuate
AD 1748 – 1752 Mir Mannu became a governor of Punjab and ruled from 1748 to 1752, retaining
Adina Beg as his Deputy in the Jalandhar Doab. Jassa Singh Ramgharia in 1752 took service with Adina Beg and with all the
leaders of the Confederacy, except one, Tara Singh, helped him to defeated the Ahluwalias, Kanayas and Sukerchakias at Makhowal.
Adina Beg is said by one account to have given him charge of the large tract in the Jalandhar Doab of which the subsequently
AD 1755 After the death of Mir Mannu in 1752, the Governorship of Lahore was held by his widow Murad
Begum on the part of Afghan King till 1755, when she was treacherously seized by her son-in-law, the Wazir of Delhi. This
led to the fourth invasion of Ahmad Shah, during which he plundered Nurmahal and slaughtered its inhabitants.
AD 1756 Adina-Beg with the assistance of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia took possession of Jalandhar and defeated
the Afghan General Sarbuland Khan, who had been left in charge. On his back to Kabul, Ahmad Shah had pillaged and brunt Kartarpur.
AD 1757 During the year, the Sikhs under Badbhag Singh, with the connivance of Adina Beg, in the revenue
treated Jalandhar similarly. But though supported by Sikhs, Adina Beg found his position precarious and called in the assistance
of the Maratha leader, Regoba. The Marathas expelled the Afghans and occupied the whole of Punjab. In 1758 Adina Beg was made
the Governor of Punjab and died at the end of the year, leaving no son to succeed him.
AD 1759 The era of Sikh Confederacies (Misls) which succeeded that of foreign domination had
begun in the Doab in this year, immediately after the death of Adina Beg. There were twelve Misls, i.e. (1) The Nakais,
(2) The Nishanwalias, (3) The Kanayas (4) The Sukrchakias (5) The Shahids (6) The Bhagins (7) The Phulkians (8) The Ahluwalias
(9) The Rmagharias (10) The Faizullapurias or Sinhgpurias (11) The Karora Singhias and (12) Dallewalias. The Kanahayas from
some time held a large tract in the upper part of the Doab, from which they had been ousted by the Ramgharias. Sukerchakia
in the person of Ranjit Singh, became master of whole upper Doab. The connection of the Bhangis Misl with Jalandhar
was almost equally sight. Lehna Singh, the Principal leader of one branch of this Confederacy was a native of Mustfapur, a
village, near Kartarpur in the Jalandhar District.
AD 1760 Tara Singh Gheba captured Dakhni in this year from Sharf-ud-din, an Afghan of Jalandhar. After
that he marched towards the east of the Jalandhar and fixed his residence there.
AD 1761 Ahmad Shah invaded India for the fifth time, drove out the Marathas and at the Battle of Panipat
destroyed forever their chance of being again masters of the Punjab,. He returned to Kabul laeving Buland Khan, Governor of
Lahore and Zain Khan, Governor of Sihind. By the time, the Sikhs were so strong that they began to built forts all over the
Country. They defeated Khwaja Ubed, who was command at Lahore.
AD 1762 Karora Singh, one of the founder of the Karora Singhias Misl was a Virk Jat (some say a Khatri)
and belonged originally to the Faizullapiria confederacy. He made himself independent and took possession of Hariana and Sham
Churasi in the Hoshiarpur District and had also lands in the north of the Jalandhar, where the confederacies continued to
be represented by the Sardars of Laroya and Naugaja in Jalandhar, and of Sirhal Kazian, in Nawashahr. He was killed and was
succeed by Sardar Baghel Singh who retuned to the Punjab and acquired the country about Talwan in south-west of Phillaur Tehsil.
Amad Shah Abdali appeared for the sixth time and falling on the combined Sikh forces near village Kup (district Sangrur) where
they were engaged in hostilities with Zian Khan inflicted on them the most terrible defeated they had ever experienced. This
holocaust of 5 February 1762, ios Known to the Sikhs as the Vada Ghallughara ( the great massacre). Howerver, when
Ahmad Shah had gone back to Kabul, leaving Saadat Khan, Government of Jalandhar, the Sikhs came together again. They defeated
and slew Zain Khan near Sirhind in December 1763. This victory established Sikh independence.
AD 1764-67 Though Ahmed Shah returned in 1764 and again in 1767 when he made the Katoch Rajput Chief,
Ghamand Chand Governor of jalandhar,he did not recover any substantial power and as far as the Jalandhar Doaba is concerned,
Afgan sovereignty, even in name, ended in the latter year.
AD 1772 The Dallewalia chif was on inimate terms with the Phulkian family of Patiala as Bibi Chand
Kaur, daughter of Raja Amar Singh of that state was married to his son, Dasondha Singh. The Dallewalia Chief alongwith others
chiefs, came to the assistance of Amar Singh, when the latter`s half brother Himmat Singh, had rebelled.
AD 1776 The Ahluwalias, Kanhayas and Sukerchakias attacked the Ramgarhias, took all the country and
drove Jassa Singh across the Sutluj, where he remained for seven years.
AD 1778 When the Raja had been defeated by Sardar Jassa Singh Ramgarhia, Tara Singh was one of the
Chiefs who hastened to his help. Another ally from Jalandhar Doaba was Bibi Rajinder of Phagwara. Hari Singh originally belonged
to the Dallewalia confederacy.
AD 1781 On the death if Raja Amar Singh, the Dallewalia Chief backup the rebellion of Sardar Mahan
Singh against Raja Sahib Singh who was the brother of Bibi Chand Kaur, Tara Singh`s daughter-in-law. But he soon deserted
the rebal Sardar who was then obliged to surrender.
AD 1783 The Kanhayas had grown too powerful to please the Sukerchakias and the latter in alliance
Jassa Singh who after some fighting, recovered his old territory.
AD 1803 Jassa Singh Ramgarhia died in 1803 and was succeeded by his son, Jodh Singh. In 1805 Jodh
Singh assisted Lord Lake when he entered the Doab in pursuit of Jaswant Rao Holker, who plundered fifty of Ramgarhia villages.
AD 1807 Ranjit Singh crossed the Satluj and attacked the Rajput fort of Nariangarh in the Ambala District.
Tara Singh Gheba, accompanied him got ill and died on his own way home during the siege. His death was kept secret while the
body was sent in all hast to Rahon to which he belonged. According to J.D. Cunningham, Tara Singh Gheba`s widow, Rani Rattan
Kaur " equaled the sister of the Raja of Patiala in spirit and she is described to have girded up her garment and to have
fought, sword in hand, on the Jalandhar Doaba had been absorbed into the dominon of Ranjit Singh and made over to Dewan Mohkam
AD 1809-1811 The Karora Singhias lost Talwan, with Shergarh and Hariana to Ranjit Singh. The Faizullapuria
Misl came under Maharaja Ranjit Singh rule. In September 1811, Diwan Mohkam Chand on the part of Maharaja Ranjit Singh,
supported by Ramgarhia and Ahluwalias Chiefs, took Jalandhar and other forts as Bulandpur, about 5 km north of Jalandhar and
Patti at Hoshiarpur District and obliged Sardar Budh Singh to fly for safty to Ludhiana.
AD 1814-1819 Diwan Mohkam Chand died in October 1814 and was succeeded by Moti Ram. After the death
of Jodh Singh in 1816, his family began to quarrel and Ranjit Singh being asked to arbitrate, took the possession of Ramgarhia
Misl. Moti Ram held the appointment till he was made the governor of Kashmir and in his place Jalandhar was taken by
his son Kirpa Ram.
AD 1839 Maharaja Ranjit Singh died.
AD 1845 – 46 In the first Anglo Sikh War (1845-46), the Jalandhar Doab was not scene of any
remarkable military event. The army of Sardar Ranjodh Singh Majithia marched through Doab was joined by the troops of Ahluwalia
Chief. The crossed the Satluj at Phllaur on 17 January 1846 and after a temporary success at Badowal, were totally defeated
by sir Henry Smith at Aliwal eleven days later and driven across the Sutlej at Chug, 3 km sough of Talwan. The sikhs retreated
to Phillaur and disappeared. After the battle, the main body of English army market for Sobraon, while Brigadier Wheeler crossed
the river in pursuit of the Sikhs also near Talwan and advanced to Phillaur and occupied the fort, the keys of which had been
made over to him at Talwan by Chaudhari Kutb-ud-din, who for this service got a pension and afterwords a grand of waste land,
where the village of the Kutbiwal now stands, From Phillaur, the English marched to Jalandhar. The country between Sutlej
and Beas was ceded to the British.