Originally posted by shrinath
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.
NOT ONLY MEWAR ...
BUT ALSO "MARWAR" NEVER ACCEPTED MUGHAL'S REGIONS AT ALL . THEY WANTED TO BE INDEPENDENT ,,,
Rajasthan was divided in various regions such as:
Mewar : Udaipur, Chittor etc
Marwar : Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner
others were Shekhawati (jaipur) , Hadoti etc
except Mewar , Marwar all the kings of other regions were usually under akbar , like Jaipur king who gave hand of his daughter in Akbar's hand .
Akbar didn't wanted to fight , he wanted that pratap should accept his kingdom , so he sent King Todermal, King Bhagwant Das, King MaanSingh To make pratap agree for akbar's kingdom , but pratap never accepted as he wanted to be freed from these all Foreign kings.
similarily Rao ChandraSen (son of Maldev) also did't accepted Akbar's kingdom ... he refused to go to his darbar but Chandrasen's Brother went to akbar for Sandhi , and akbar attacked jodhpur and beated Chandrasen...
to prevent his family from akbar finally chandra's people told him to go to akbar's darbar...
finally Akbar Won in Marwar and chandrasen went to akbar's darbar for his family's safety but he never accepted his kingdom in akbar's darbaar too ... SO akbar boycotted him from jodhpur ... after that chandra tried alot to get Jodhpur back but he failed.
Mewar k kafi sare places akbar ne capture karliye the like MandalGarh, Chittor (the main region of mewar)
Merta, Jodhpur similarily akbar capture alot many places of Marwar like m(the main region of marwar)
Pratap tried to get those places till he died but he never succeded .similarily Chandrasen also never succeded.
some historians tried to relate Chandrasen and Pratap's character coz both were in same time region and also both were against Mughals + like shakti (brother of Pratap) went to akbar and joined hands with him ... chandrasen's brother also joined hands with akbar to beat his own brother.
the difference was only that:
Pratap never went to Akbar's darbaar (even for safety)
but Chnadrasen went to akbar's darbar for family's saftey but never accepted his kingdom.
Rajasthan has a royal history and this show managed to show alot right things about Maharana Pratap's lifehistory ,
then bit manipulations in story are necessary afterall its a TV SHow.
Edited by VS_Cool - 07 April 2014 at 8:16am