Category Archives: Mewar

Land of the Ranas- Amar Singh I

Typically when we speak of Mewar, it usually ends with Rana Pratap and the Battle of Haldighati.  Not much is really known about his succesors, nor his son Amar Singh.  While Pratap’s rivalry with Akbar is well known and chronicled, … Continue reading

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Land of the Ranas-Panna Dai

Indian history has seen stories of some great mothers who shaped their children’s character- Jijabai, Ahalyabai Holkar to name some and in our Puranas we have had Sita, Yashoda,Kunti, Kausalya, Subhadra and Draupadi. But what do you say of a … 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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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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Land of the Ranas

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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Land of the Ranas- 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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