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Some Hindus leave their world and material possessions, then engage in lifelong Sannyasa to achieve Moksha. The term Hindu in these ancient records is a geographical term, the Arabic term al-Hind referred to the people who live across the River Indus.
By the 13th century, Hindustan emerged as an alternative name of India. It was only towards the end of the 18th century that European merchants and colonists began to refer to the followers of Indian religions collectively as Hindus. The term Hinduism, then spelled Hindooism, was introduced into the English language in the 18th-century to denote the religious, philosophical, because of the wide range of traditions and ideas covered by the term Hinduism, arriving at a comprehensive definition is difficult.
The religion defies our desire to define and categorize it, Hinduism has been variously defined as a religion, a religious tradition, a set of religious beliefs, and a way of life.
From a Western lexical standpoint, Hinduism like other faiths is appropriately referred to as a religion, in India the term dharma is preferred, which is broader than the western term religion. Hindu traditionalists prefer to call it Sanatana Dharma, the study of India and its cultures and religions, and the definition of Hinduism, has been shaped by the interests of colonialism and by Western notions of religion. Since the s, those influences and its outcomes have been the topic of debate among scholars of Hinduism, Hinduism as it is commonly known can be subdivided into a number of major currents 5.
Rajput — Rajput is a member of the patrilineal clans of the Indian subcontinent. They rose to prominence from the late 6th century AD and had a significant role in regions of central. The Rajput population and the former Rajput states are found spread across India where they are spread in north, west, in Pakistan they are found on the eastern parts of the country.
Writers such as M. P, one theory espouses that with the collapse of the Gupta empire from the late 6th century, the invading Hephthalites were probably integrated within Indian society. At the same time, some tribes were ranked as Rajput, examples of which are the Bhatis, Bundelas, Chandelas.
Actually vary greatly in status, from princely lineages, such as the Guhilot and Kachwaha, aydogdy Kurbanov says that the assimilation was specifically between the Hephthalites, Gurjars, and people from northwestern India, forming the Rajput community. Pradeep Barua also believes that Rajputs have foreign origins, he says their practice of asserting Kshatriya status was followed by other Indian groups thereby establishing themselves as Rajputs.
Thereafter, in the late 12th century Muhammad of Ghor attempted to invade Gujarat but was defeated by the Chaulukya dynasty of Rajputs. The Rajput kingdoms were disparate, loyalty to a clan was more important than allegiance to the wider Rajput social grouping, meaning that one clan would fight another.
This and the jostling for position that took place when a clan leader died meant that Rajput politics were fluid. Even after the Muslim conquest of the regions in Punjab and the Ganges River valley, the Rajputs maintained their independence in Rajasthan and the forests of central India. Later, Sultan Alauddin Khilji of the Delhi Sultanate took the two Rajput forts of Chittor and Ranthambhor in eastern Rajasthan in the 14th century but could not hold them for long.
In the 15th century, the Muslim sultans of Malwa Sultanate, accordingly, Rana Sanga came to be the most distinguished indigenous contender for supremacy but was defeated by the Mughal invader Babur at Battle of Khanwa in From as early as the 16th century, Purbiya Rajput soldiers from the regions of Bihar and Awadh, were recruited as mercenaries for Rajputs in the west. After the midth century, many Rajput rulers formed close relationships with the Mughal emperors and it was due to the support of the Rajputs that Akbar was able to lay the foundations of the Mughal empire in India.
Some Rajput nobles gave away their daughters in marriage to Mughal emperors, for example, Akbar accomplished 40 marriages for him, his sons and grandsons, out of which 17 were Rajput-Mughal alliances.
Akbars successors as Mogul emperors, his son Jahangir and grandson Shah Jahan had Rajput mothers, the ruling Sisodia Rajput family of Mewar made it a point of honour not to engage in matrimonial relationships with mughals and thus claimed to stand apart from those Rajput clans who did so 6.
Kumbha of Mewar — Kumbhakarna, popularly known as Rana Kumbha in vernacular legends, was the ruler of Mewar kingdom of western India.MAHARANA PRATAP:: Exclusive 10mins Clip from the Feature Film.
After being overrun by the armies of Alauddin Khilji at the turn of the 13th century, Rana Hammira is credited with casting off the Muslim yoke and establishing the second Guhila dynasty of Chittor in The title Rana and later Maharana was used by rulers of this dynasty, Rana Hammiras grandson, Maharana Mokal was assassinated by two brothers in On April 26, Rana Kumbha attacked the Sultans encampment, the Sultan attacked again in Novembercapturing Gagraun and adjoining forts but the capture of Chittor eluded him.
The sultan then fought and lost in the Battle of Mandalgarh, bloodied by these engagements, the Sultan did not attack Mewar for another ten years.
Rana Kumbha was the first Hindu ruler to be given this accolade by the Muslim Sultans, the ruler of Nagaur, Firuz Khan died around This set into motion a series of events which tested Kumbhas mettle as a warrior, Shams Khan initially sought the help of Rana Kumbha against his uncle Mujahid Khan, who had occupied the throne.
After becoming the ruler, Shams Khan, refused to weaken his defenses, and sought the help of Qutbuddin, angered by this, Kumbha captured Nagaur inand also Kasili, Khandela and Sakambhari. In reaction to this, Qutbuddin captured Sirohi and attacked Kumbhalmer, Mahmud Khilji and Qutbuddin then reached an agreement to attack Mewar and divide the spoils. Qutbuddin captured Abu, was unable to capture Kumbhalmer, and his advance towards Chittor was also blocked, Rana Kumbha allowed the army to approach Nagaur, when he came out, and after a severe engagement, inflicted a crushing defeat on the Gujarat army, annihilating it.
Only remnants of it reached Ahmedabad, to carry the news of the disaster to the Sultan, Mahmud Khilji captured Ajmer and in Decemberconquered Mandalgarh.
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Taking advantage of Kumbhas preoccupation, Rao Jodha captured Mandore and it is a tribute to Rana Kumbhas skills that he was able to defend his kingdom against this multi-directional attack. The death of Qutbuddin inand hostilities between Mahmud Begara and Mahmud Khilji allowed Rana Kumbha to recapture his lost territories, Kumbha is credited with having worked assiduously to build up the state again.
Chand Kanwar and Man Kanwar. He was married to Ajabde Punwar of Bijolia. The desire of the nobles prevailed. Battle of Haldighati The grim Siege of Chittorgarh in had led to the loss of the fertile eastern belt of Mewar to the Mughals. However, the rest of the wooded and hilly kingdom was still under the control of the Rana.
The Mughal emperor Akbar was intent on securing a stable route to Gujarat through Mewar; when Pratap Singh was crowned king Rana inAkbar sent a number of envoys entreating the Rana to become a vassal like many other Rajput leaders in the region. When the Rana refused to personally submit to Akbar, war became inevitable.
Besides, after marrying he never forces himself on her but is waiting for her to fall in love with him. This nature of Akbar is quite famous; even if he at all lusted then his lust was not what is shown in Maharana Pratap.
Perhapas the makers of Maharana Pratap wanted to show how cruel the Mughals were and that is why they chose Akbar the scapegoat who ironically was the most tolerant of the lot. They showed Akbar ordering to cut off the hand of the painter who paints Phool Kanwar.
Absolutely not, because the Akbar enacted by Rajat Tokas tries to be as just as he can. He can never be cruel to innocent lives. That is why, we see him trying his best to see his praja aka awaam in happiness.
Even then, not everything exhibited in the Jodha Akbar serial is true because Jalal here sometimes appear a bit of idiot and weak time and again. Well, as per the records Jalal did listen to Maham but then he would have surely applied his brain too unlike what the serial throws at us. While Maharana Pratap shows Akbar as cruel, nasty and a shrewd person, Jodha Akbar potrays him as a tolerant, nice and a strategist ruler.
Some might argue that both the potrayal makes sense because one Akbar has just become the Mughal shenshah while the other has become a bit matured and so changed post his marriage to Jodha. However, in that case can the basic nature like lust, cruelty towards innocent change? While Maharana Pratap more towards the cruelty side and Jodha Akbar more towards his soft side. Since, both the serial is running around the TV during the same slot, the audiences are in dilemma which show is giving them the actual thing.
But, in either case the authenticty of Indian Historical drama is in question mark in the eyes of its audiences. A comparison of facts Age difference between the two — Pratap Two years older Relationship- Arch Adversaries Akbar became king in at age 14 Pratap became king in aged 28 Akbar at the age of 13 was Busy with North India and not Pratap When Akbar was of 13 as currently shown in the serial, he along with Bairam Khan was busy capturing the North. His priority was Hemu, the general of the Sur ruler and not Pratap, the potential Maharana of the Mewar region.
No wonder, he defeated Hemu in the Battle of Panipat and then set his foot towards Punjab to get rid of Sikandar Shah.
I repeat, at that particular age, his priority was generals and officers related to Delhi Sultanate and not a prince of Mewar. In fact, Maharana Pratap and Akbar never came face to face. Akbar was no fool to waste his time over Phool Kanwar and her love interest Maharana Pratap, he was busy planning how to capture the fort of Chittorgarh from Uday Singh. Bringing him under the imperial hold meant bringing the entire Sisodia Kings under the Mughal rule.