Originally posted by Skepblun
I came across this extract from Countercurrents.org written by Ram Puniyani:Rana Pratap's battle against Akbar was not for religion. It was on the issue of Mansabdari (status in the administration). Rana Pratap was asking for a Das hazari, (ten Thousand) Mansab) while Akbar was offering only Panch Hazari. (Five thousand).
Link - http://www.countercurrents.org/puniyani120413.htm
Is this true?!
Or some BS?
I think all freedom fighter fought for their motherland. They fought to protect their land / kingdom from invaders like Mughals, Afgans or Britishers.
The battle between Maharana Pratap & Akbar or battle between Shivaji Maharaj & Auranjeb was not for any religion but to save their own kingdoms and their people from invaders. Those invaders who came here , neither they had some love to this country b4 concurring it nor they had any Nobel purpose. It's obvious if some1 tries to snatch what belongs to you, which states your identity then fights were always launched by sons of soil.
I am not sure about the reliability of the information in bold. MP fought to his kingdom from Mughals. Same was the case with Chandragupta, Tipu Sultan, Shivaji and all those freedom fighters who freed our country from British rule.
History is the topic on which everyone has his/her own thinking nd opinions, bcoz there isn't solid proofs to say that is this the real story.
And political parties in our country often use these historical characters for their benefits, they just use these names to show how their point is true, that's it. They don't care and not even aware abt the ideologies these people gave us.
It seems you are really research on MP, you always bring such unseen articles to this forum which I have never seen. I really love ur posts, on few instances we had different opinions and debate which I really enjoyed.
This forum is full of knowledgeable posts, information and valuable, healthy discussions... I guess Maharana Pratap forum is one of the intellectual forum on India-Forums