Rajput Rebellion – 1708

Rajput Rebellion of 1708

The three Rajput Raja’s of Amber, Udaipur and Jodhpur made a joint resistance to the Mughals. The alliance defeated and expelled the Mughals from Rajputana. Bahadur Shah I was forced to sign truce with Rajputana restoring Ajit Singh and Jai Singh to the Mughal Service. Background of the Rebellion: Bahadur Shah I had dethorned Ajit Singh of Jodhpur & Jai Singh II of Amer. Meanwhile, Amar Singh II of Mewar Continue Reading

Battle of Mahoba: 1182: Prithvi Raj vs Chandela

Battle of Mahoba

In 1182, Prithvi Raja III of Chouhan dynasty defeated Paradidev (Parmadi) of Chandella dynasty in battle of Mahoba. Background of Battle of Mahoba While Muhammad Ghori was over-running Multan and Uchch, Prithviraj III known as Prithviraj Chauhan ascended the throne of Ajmer. In 1182 A.D. serious differences arose between Parmala and king Prithviraj who gave an ultimatum laying certain conditions to be fulfilled by Parmala or to surrender. Battle of Continue Reading

Battle of Kayadara: 1178: Ghori Vs Naikidevi-Bhimdev II

Battle of Kayadara-Naikidevi - Bhimdeva II

The battle of Kayadara (1178) was a defeat suffered by Muhammad of Ghur against Bhimdev II. The battle took place at Kayadra near Mount Abu (Sirohi District). Background of Battle of Kayadara Mohd. Ghazni established the Ghaznavi Empire with capital at Ghazni. After his death, Ghazni was taken over by Oghuz Turks. Mohd. Ghori, defeated the turks and laid foundation of Ghurid empire. After having made his position strong and secure Continue Reading

Battle of Gangwana: 1741

The Battle of Gangwana was fought between the Kingdom of Marwar and combined armies of Jaipur and the Mughals in 1741. The battle resulted in a peace treaty favorable to Marwar and ended a period of Jaipur domination in Rajputana. Background of Battle of Gangwana In 1739, Nadir Shah invaded & sacked Delhi, which considerably reduced the prestige of the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah. Additionally, ongoing conflicts with the Maratha Continue Reading

1680: Battle of Udaipur and Aravalli Hills

Battle of Udaipur

In 1680, Mughal ruler Aurangzeb attacked Mewar, result of which, multiple battles took place in Aravalli region, major being battle of Udaipur. While Aurangzeb plundered the city of Udaipur destroying temples & forts, eventually, Rana Raj Singh of Mewar and Durga Das Rathore were able to defeat the enemy. Background of the Battles of Aravalli Hills Rana Raj Singh I mounted the throne of Mewar in 1654 A.D. (Wikipedia 1652). Continue Reading