Invasion of Mewar by Gujarat & Malwa

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Battles of Idar

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The Battles of Idar were a series of three major battles fought in the principality of Idar between the armies of Bhar Mal & Rai Mal, the two princes of Idar. Bhar Mal who was supported by  Muzaffar Shah II (Gujarat Sultanate ) and Rai Mal was supported by the Rajputs under Rana Sanga. In 1517 Rai Mal with the help of Rana Sanga was able to successfully defeat Muzzafar Shah Continue Reading

Battle of Nagaur

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The  main battle of Nagaur occurred in 1455-56 in which Rana Kumbha, Ruler of Mewar defeated Rulers of Nagaur Sultanate. However, the history of Nagaur is preceded by a series of battles that kept on reversing its fortune.   Preceding Battles of Nagaur  Rao Choonda/Chanda/Chundarji secured and found the kingdom of Marwar. Mandore, the capital of Rao Chonda, gave  a convenient base for attacking Nagaur. Additionally, he setup an alliance with Continue Reading

Battle of Mandalgarh & Banas

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Rana Kumbha, son of Rana Mokal, became the ruler of Chittorgarh in 1433. Rana Kumbha fought three battles with Mahmud Khilji, Sultan of Mandu: Battle of Mandavgad Battle of Mandalgarh Battle of Banas In all three battles, Rana Kumbha inflicted defeat to Sultan of Mandu. While battle of Mandavgad took place in modern Madhya Pradesh, battle of Mandalgarh and Banas took place in Rajasthan.   Background of Battle of Mandalgarh Continue Reading

Rajasthan State Formation: Post Independence

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Post 1947 Unification of Rajasthan: Formation of state of Rajasthan Before Independence, Rajasthan was Rajputana consisting of twenty-two small and big Princely States. On 5th July 1947 the State Secretariat was established with V. K Menon as its Secretary. In August 1947, at the time of Independence, Rajasthan included 19 princely state & 3 thikanas (Chiefships) of Neemrana, Lava & Kushalgarh. Though these Princely States were declared to have been annexed Continue Reading

Battle of Siwana

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Siwana is a Tehsil in Barmer district in Indian state of Rajasthan, located 151 km from Barmer. Battle of Siwana happened in 1308 when Malik Kamaluddin, a general of Alauddin Khilji defeated Sheetal deo of Siwana. Battle of Siwana: In 1308, forces of Alauddin Khilji besieged the fort, the people led by Sutal Deo (Sheetal Deo) mounted a heroic defence but could not prevent from falling. Later, in the period 1318-20, Luntiga Chauhan Continue Reading

Rajasthan During Mahajanpada Period

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Mahajanpada Period (600 BCE -300 BCE) The end of Vedic India is marked by linguistic, cultural and political changes. By the 6th century BCE, the political units consolidated into large kingdoms called Mahajanapadas. The age is also referred to as period of second urbanization. The term “Janapada” literally means the foothold of a tribe, in Pāṇini’s “Ashtadhyayi”, Janapada stands for country. The Pre-Buddhist north-west region of the Indian sub-continent was divided into Continue Reading