1606: Second Battle of Dewair: Amar Singh Vs Sultan

Second Battle of Dewair - Rana Amar Singh

In 1606, Rana Amar Singh defeated and killed Sultan Khan, the Mughal prince Muhammad Parviz fled from the battlefield with his commander Asaf Khan. Background of Second Battle of Dewair: Rana Amar Singh became the ruler of Mewar after death of his father Maharana Pratap in Chavand on 19 January 1597. He swore to maintain their fight against the Mughals and to re-conquer Chittor. Rana Amar Singh successfully inflicted defeats to multiple expeditions sent by Jehangir. Continue Reading

Battle of Dharmatpur 1658: Jaswant Singh vs Aurangzeb

Battle of Dharmatpur- Jaswant Singh Marwar vs Aurangzeb

The Battle of Dharmatpur was fought on 15 April 1658 on the banks of river Narmada , around 20 kilometers from Ujjain. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb defeated Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Background of the Battle of Dharmatpur On 6 May 1638, Jaswant Singh succeeded his father on his death by special decree of the Emperor Shah Jahan.  In 1658, when Shah Jehan fell ill, Price Dara was the elder son and preferred choice. However, there was a Continue Reading

1582: Battle of Dewair

Battle of Dewair

In 1582, On the occasion of Dashehra (Vijaydashmi), Maharana Pratap attacked Dewair. In the consequential battle of Dewair the Mughals were defeated resulting in the flight of the Mughal soldiers, surrender of about 36,000 mughal soldiers & the closing of all the 36 Mughal posts in Mewar. Background of Battle of Dewair Following the Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap was left with 7,000 soldiers and Mughals captured Kumbhalgarh, Gogunda, Udaipur & Continue Reading

1576: Battle of Haldighati- Akbar vs Maharana Pratap

Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap, Chetak, Akbar

The Battle of Haldighati was a battle fought on 18 June 1576 between Maharana Pratap and the Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces. While technically the mughals won the battle but it was futile one as they failed to capture Pratap, who continued the war and was able to take back most of the lost areas. Background of Battle of Haldighati After losing Chittor in siege of 1567, Udai Singh took refuge in forest of Rajpipili.  In 1572, Continue Reading

1568: Siege of Ranthambore by Akbar

1568 siege ranthambore

Emboldened by his victory in siege of chittorgarh, Akbar lead a massive Mughal Army and besieged Ranthambore Fort. After being besieged for more than a month Rao Surjan Hada eventually surrendered. Background: In 1558, Akbar laid his first siege of Ranthambore. However, there was a rebellion in Gwalior and Akbar had to abandon the siege. After successful Mughal victories around Rajputana and the fall  of Chittorgarh, Akbar decided to capture Ranthambore Fort, which was considered one of the strongest  & impregnable Continue Reading