Treaty of Purandar (1665)

Treaty of Purandar

The Treaty of Purandar was signed between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Raja Jai Singh (on behalf of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb). The treaty was signed on 11th June, 1665.

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had sent Raja Jai Singh to fight against Shivaji. Jai Singh captured several forts of Shivaji and compelled him to sign the treaty.

Shivaji waited on Jai Singh to fix up the terms of peace, which has come to be known as the treaty of Purandar (June 1665).

Shivaji agreed to surrender 23 forts to the Emperor while the Emperor recognized Shivaji’s authority over 12 forts including Rajgarh and its revenue.

Shivaji promised to supply for imperial service 5000 soldiers under his son Shambhaji and the Emperor agreed to assign a suitable jagir for their maintenance.

Shivaji declined to accept any mansab but promised to fight on behalf of the emperor whenever demanded. There were some secret clauses in the treaty as well, which provided for Shivaji’s participation in the war against Bijapur on behalf of the Emperor.

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