Category Archives: Medieval India

Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka – The History of Telugu Saffron Warriors

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the eminent freedom fighter, once said “Oh Motherland, sacrifice for you is like life. Living without you is death.’ Hundreds of year before Savarkar was born, a Kakatiya-era chieftain named Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka took the message to … Continue reading

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Rani Durgavati

Rani Durgavati, was the brave Gond queen, who refused to surrender to Emperor Akbar and fought till the end. A true heroine, who took over the kingdom on her husband’s death, and defied the mighty Mughal army. She was born … Continue reading

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Land of the Ranas- Veer Hammir

Rana Hammir in a way began the next phase of Rajput rule of Mewar with Chittorgarh as the capital that started in 1326 and ended in 1568, when Rana Udai Singh II, had to flee after Akbar occupied the fort. … Continue reading

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Baji Rao 1

When one looks at the history of the Maratha Empire, the Peshwa era is one of the most significant one, specifically from Balaji Vishwanath(1713-1720) to  Raghunath Rao(1773-74), before Nana Fadnavis effectively became the defacto power behind the throne. Technically speaking … Continue reading

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Sadashiv Rao Bhau

Quite often history judges some people rather harshly for their one big failure.  These people have had great stellar achievements to their credit, but the one big failure, in their life, ensures that either they are forgotten in ignominy or … Continue reading

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Mewar Chronicles- Rana Pratap

The final part of my series on Mewar, looks at one of it’s greatest heroes ever, a man who was a legend by himself, whose very tale is that of valor and sacrifice. Maharana Pratap. What do you make of … Continue reading

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Mewar Chronicles- The beginning

In a week from now, on May 9th we celebrate the birth anniversary of the legendary Maharana Pratap.  A warrior whose name has become a synonym for bravery, courage, and a fiercely independent spirit. When other Rajput rulers were surrendering … Continue reading

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