1557: Battle of Harmada

Battle of Harmada

In 1557, combined armies of Rao Maldeo of Marwar and Haji Khan Sur attacked and defeated Rao Udai Singh of Mewar in Battle of Harmada ( Harmaro). Background: Battle of Harmada After defeating Rao Maldeo in 1544 at Sammel, Sher Shah marched towards Chittor. Rana Udai Singh realising his inability to defend the fort, surrendered its keys without offering any resistance. Sher Shah apparently appreciated this gesture and allowed the Continue Reading

Seige of Ranthambore: 1558

Mughal Emperor Akbar besieged Ranthambore Fort but failed due to Rajput rebellions in Gwalior. Background: Akbar succeeded Humayun on 14 February 1556 and was proclaimed Shahanshah but his general Bairam Khan ruled on his behalf until he came of age. He soon turned his attention towards Rajputana and Raja Bharmul of Amber enrolled himself and his son Bhagwandas amongst the vassals of Akbar. Battle of Harmada (1557) further divided the rajput power Continue Reading

Lok Devta: Goga Ji

Goga Ji Lok Devta

Rajasthan Lok Devta: Goga Ji Goga Ji, also known as Jahar Veer Gogga is a folk deity, who is venerated as a warrior-hero, saint and ‘snake-god’. Gugga is worshipped in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat. Early Days: Gogaji was born to queen Bachchal and king Zewar in Dadrewa in the Churu district of Rajasthan in 1003 A.D.  Bachchal worshiped Guru Gorkhnath ji Continue Reading

1544 Battle of Sammel: Sher Shah Suri-Rao Maldeo

Battle of Sammel, Sher Shah Suri - Rao Maldeo

In 1544, near the villages Giri and Sumel of the Jaitaran sub-division in the Pali district of Rajasthan, the armies of Sher Shah Suri and Hindu Rajputs led by Rao Maldeo Rathore, king of Marwar fought the Battle of Sammel, also known as the Battle of Giri-Sumel. Sher Shah Suri won the battle and his general Khawas Khan Marwat took possession of Jodhpur and occupied the territory of Marwar from Ajmer to Mount Continue Reading

Invasion of Chittor by Bahadur Shah of Gujrat – Second Jauhar of Chittor – Rani Karnavati

In 1535, Bahadur Shah of Gujarat laid seige to Chittorgarh. This invasion of chittor resulted in Second Jauhar & Saka in history of chittor and ensued a series of battles that led to overthrow of Gujarat Sultanate. Background of Invasion of Chittor: Rana Sanga was injured in Battle of Khanwa in 1527, and died in 1528 poisoned by his own people. He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Rana Ratan Singh, Continue Reading

Battle of Khanwa

The Battle of Khanwa was fought near the village of Khanwa, about 60 km west of Agra, on March 17, 1527,  between the invading forces of the first Mughal Emperor Babur and the Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga of Mewar.  Rana Sanga was defeated and the victory consolidated the rule of Mughal dynasty in India. Background of Battle of Khanwa: In 1526,invading forces of Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi in Battle of Continue Reading

Invasion of Mewar by Gujarat & Malwa

In 1520 A.D Sultan of Gujarat & Sultan of Malwa marched their army against kingdom of Mewar. The resultant battles were fought on multiple places in which Rana Sanga successfully defended his kingdom against the invasion. The most important event was siege of Mandsaur by combined armies of Gujarat and Malwa, which also failed. Background of Invasion: In early 1520 A.D. Maharana Sanga lead a coalition of Rajput armies and Continue Reading

Rajput Invasion of Gujarat

In 1520 A.D. Maharana Sanga lead a coalition of Rajput armies and invaded Gujarat. He defeated the Muslim forces and plundered the wealth of the Gujarat Sultanate. Background of Invasion of Gujarat: In 1517, Mahrana Sanga assisted Rai Mal to recapture principality of Idar. Sultan of Gujarat sent his generals Zahir-ul-mulk & Nasrat-ul-mulk. In the consequential, third battle of Idar, Maharana Sanga’s army defeated army of Sultan of Gujarat and Rai Mal Continue Reading

Ancient History of Rajasthan: PDF

History of Rajasthan

Ancient History of Rajasthan PDF  Price: 29 Buy Now You can download Ancient History of Rajasthan PDF (English) for RAS Mains Important Note to Aspirants: The book covers topics in a sequential manner regarding ancient history of Rajasthan i.e. from as early as 5,00,000 BC to 1200 AD. Contents of the eBook / PDF of Ancient History of Rajasthan: Palaeolithic-Old Stone Age in Rajasthan Mesolithic-Middle Stone Age in Rajasthan Neolithic Age in Rajasthan Continue Reading

Battle of Dholpur and Gagron

In 1519 A.D. armies of Rana Sanga and Ibrahim Lodhi met again in battle of Dhoplur and Rana Sanga again defeated the Sultan of Delhi. Background of Battle of Dholpur Rana Sanga had defeated Ibrahim Lodhi, the Sultan of Delhi in 1518 in battle of Khatoli. Rana Sanga took Sultan as prisoner and released him after payment of ransom. To avenge the disgrace, Ibrahim Lodi made great preparations and moved against Continue Reading

Battle of Khatoli

In 1518, Rana Sanga, ruler of Mewar defeated Ibrahim Lodi of Delhi Sultanate in battle of Khatoli.   Background of Battle of Khatoli: In 1517, Ibrahim Lodi became the Sultan of Delhi after death of his father Sikander lodi. By this time, Rana Sanga had extended his kingdom of mewar right up to western Uttar Pradesh and threatened to attack Agra. When news of Rana Sanga’s encroachments reached upon sultan, he prepared Continue Reading