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

siege of mandsaur

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

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

Battles of Idar


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


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


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

Battle of Siwana


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

Battle of Jalore: 1310-14


Allauddin captured Ranthombore (1301AD) defeating Hammir Deo in Siege of Ranthambore and  Chittorgarh (1303AD) by defeating Rana Rattan Singh through Siege of chittorgarh . He conquered the fort of Mandsore in 1305 AD. In 1311, Allauddin Khilji defeated Rao Kanhad Dev in Battle of Jalore. Background of Battle of Jalore: KANHAD-DE-PRABANDH, written by Padmanabhan, provides the details regarding battle of Jalore. It It is said that Firoza, a daughter-princess of Allauddin Khilji fell in Continue Reading

First Jauhar of Jaisalmer


The first Jauhar of Jaisalmer occurred in year 1294, when Allauddin Khilji, attacked Jaisalmer and laid a siege for almost eight years. Background of Battle: Rawal jaitsi ascended the throne of Jaisalmer in 1276. The tribute of Tat’ha and Mooltan consisting of fifteen hundred horses and fifteen hundred mules laden with treasure and valuables was at Bekhar in progress to Allaudin Khilji at Delhi. The sons of Jaitsi, raided and captured the Continue Reading