Category Archives: Medieval India

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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Nana Fadnavis- The Maratha Machiavelli

Wai is a small town located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, on the banks of the Krishna river. Surrounded by the Sahayadris, the town is famous for it’s numerous ghats on the Krishna river, and the old temples here. … Continue reading

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Ahilyabai Holkar

(This post was published by me earlier at http://indiaincredible.quora.com/Ahilyabai-Holkar reproducing the same here). For thirty years her reign of peace, The land in blessing did increase; And she was blessed by every tongue, By stern and gentle, old and young. … Continue reading

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Chattrapati Sambhaji

  Mrutyuche aavhaan peluni, toch varasa aamhaala dila l Shivrayaancha Shambhu chaava, Hindu mhanuni amar jahala ll (Coming from the same legacy that confronted death, Shivaji’s son Shambhu, became immortal as a Hindu) Quite often, growing up in the shadow … Continue reading

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Mewar Chronicles- Rana Sanga

( Continuing my series on Mewar, with this post on Rana Sanga, another great ruler. ). In my previous post on the Ranas of Mewar, I had covered on  Rana Kumbha . Now we shall take a look at Rana … Continue reading

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Land of the Ranas- Rana Kumbha

( In continuation of my series on Mewar, I examine the rise of the Sisodias, and the advent of the Ranas.) A giant of a personality, both physically and metaphorically, Rana Kumbha would stride like a colossus during the 15th … Continue reading

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Veer Chhatrasal- The Lion of Bundelkhand

( This post is originally published by me at http://indiaincredible.quora.com/Veer-Chhatrasal-The-Lion-of-Bundelkhand) Bundelkhand a region lying between the Indo-Gangetic plain and the Vindhyas, marked by hills, valleys, sparse vegetation and rocky outcrops. A region known for it’s harsh climate, aridity and barren … Continue reading

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