Originally posted by Skepblun
I do not believe our people fought only for religion. Some political parties are now hijacking them to use to push their own agenda. I know history has varied opinions and versions...
Any Indian will find it hard to accept this version.
But I am confused because nearly everyone surrended to Mughals and MP's own son also had to finally surrender to them. So did MP fight for his motherland or because offer of mansabdari was not acceptable to him as much as Akbar offered...?
Does any of you know which historian had come up with this version originally? Credential of the historian will help judge how much water this theory holds!
Anyway, I came across another archive online which states that Shakti was SENT to join Akbar! Again confused. Was he sent or did he join himself?
Its not true. Its true that all Kingdoms of Rajputana except Mewar accepted Akbar's superiority. Its also true that Akbar offered Mansabdari to all the Rajput kings who did accept him as their Emperor. But Rana Udai Singh never accepted Akbar as his Emperor, as shown in the show earlier that he had enmity with Mughals because he believed that his mother Rajmata Karnawati had to commit Jauher because she anticipated that Humayun would come for her help as she sent him a rakhi when Bahadur Shah of Gujarat attacked Mewar. But Humayun did not turn up on time & Karnawati had to go for Jauher, & also he had also lost his father Maharana Sangram Singh in Battle Khawana when the later died fighting the Mughal Army under Babur. The reason of Akbar attacking Mewar was that Udai Singh gave shelter to Baz Bahadur the sultan of Malwa who was on the run from the Mughal Army to avoid being captured by them after loosing his kingdom to Akbar.
The war between Akbar & Maharana Pratap was fought because Pratap wanted his Mewar to be independent land & like his predecessors he to was not ready to bow in front of any foreigner.
Edited by shrinath - 14 November 2013 at 3:39am