Editors. "Afghans defeat Mahrattas at Paniput". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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At the Battle of Paniput, a huge force of Afghans defeats the French-sponsored Mahrattas. The battle involved over 125 000 individuals, and forced the Marathas to halt their attempts to advance northwards.