Some time back in Aug 2014, I had in my blog, tried to put down a brief history of the Sikarwars. Based on some more information given by Indian historians like Dr. Devi Singh Mandawa in his book “Rajput Shakhaon Ka Itihaas” and others ,I am continuing my article on Sikarwars further.
The battle of Kanhua ( also spelled as Khanwa- a village between Agra & Vijaypur Sikri) which was fought between Mughal invader Babur and confederation of Rajputs lead by Rana Sanga on 17 March 1527,was a major turning point in the history of Rajputs. While the defeat of Rana Sanga resulted in a major setback to the confederation in general, it particularly proved disastrous to Sikarwars of Vijaypur Sikari.
Babur destroyed the fort of Vijaypur Sikari and re- named it as Fatehpur Sikari. Dham Dev who had participated in the battle with his three sons, viz. Prithu, Ahaman and Ram Dhalku, had to escape from there to take shelter in to the forest of Dhaulpur. However, soon Dham Dev was able to re-organise his remaining force, captured the nearby fort of Sarsaini and handed it over to his youngest son Ram Dhalku. In present day scenario it could be safely said that most of the inhabitants of Chambal area are descendent of Ram Dhalku. Dham Dev also captured Khairagarh and its adjoining areas which he gave to his eldest son Prithu to rule. ( Some historians have mentioned the name of Dham Dev as Dhandu Dev and as such should not be confused)
With the aim to take back Vijaypur, Dham Dev along with his second son Ahaman, again fought with Babur near Agra. But luck did not favour him and he lost the battle. His son Ahaman too got killed in this battle. A number of similar efforts to establish its own kingdom continued by the Sikarwars but did not materialise. Thus finding no alternative they further spread in other parts of India