Meanwhile, riding his Maharana pratap steed Chetak, Pratap was able to successfully evade captivity and escape to the hills. Living a life on the run, the dream of reconquering Chittor and thus reclaiming the glory of Mewar was greatly cherished by Pratap, and his future efforts were bent towards this goal.
While they were able to capture Gogunda and nearby areas, they were unable to hold onto them for long. Generals The foremost names of the generals and allies of Maharana Pratap are given here: However, the relentless attacks of the Mughal army had left his army weaker, and he barely had enough money to keep it going.
At this point of time, Khankhana was actually on the march against Pratap, and was camping at Sherpur in order to make preparations for an assault against Pratap. It is said that at this time, one of his ministers, Bhama Shah, came and offered him all this wealth - a sum enabling Maharana Pratap to support an army of 25, for 12 years.
Lies the boundless river ahead, How will the horse cross it? In preparation for the inevitable war with the Mughals, Maharana Pratap altered his administration.
The hopes of the Hindu rest on the Hindu; yet the Rana forsakes them. He composed the couplets that have become famous in the annals of patriotism.
The casualties for Mewar numbered around men. Bargujars The Bargujars were cousins and main allies of Maharana Pratap during his difficult period of struggle against the foreign invaders. Ultimately he lost his life to save the life of Pratap.
Maharana Pratap continues to inspire generations of Indians.
Chand Kanwar and Man Kanwar. However, none of these could ever be taken to any logical end. The site of the battle was a narrow mountain pass at Haldighati near Gogunda in Rajasthan.
In popular Maharana pratap culture, Pratap is considered to exemplify the qualities like bravery and chivalry to which Rajputs aspire, especially in context of his opposition to the Mughal emperor Akbar.
Folklore has it that Pratap did not want to go against the wishes of his father but Rajput nobles convinced him that Jagmal was not fit to rule in the troubled times of the day; but it is quite possible that what occurred was a bitterly contested struggle for succession: There were times when he and his family and children ate bread made of grass.
He was married to Ajabde Punwar of Bijolia. He began to have doubts about his resolute refusal to submit to the Mughals. Many left Rajasthan after this, and migrated south towards Maharashtra. While a few of his men bought him time, he managed to make an escape to the hills and lived to fight another day.
Biography[ edit ] Early life and accession[ edit ] Maharana Pratap was born in a Rajput family. His innovative military strategy- use of scorched earth, evacuation of entire populations along potential routes of enemy march, poisoning of wells, use of mountain forts in Aravallis, repeated plunder and devastation of enemy territories along with harassing raids on enemy baggage, communications and supply lines- helped him recapture most of Mewar except Chittor by time of his death and enabled him to successfully tackled vastly stronger armies of Akbar.
Pratap also had 2 stepsisters: But for Pratap, all would be placed on the same level by Akbar; for our chiefs have lost their valour and our females their honour. It is said that before this generous gift from Bhama Shah, Maharana Pratap, anguished at the state of his subjects, was beginning to lose his spirit in fighting Akbar.
The year was His old fort and his home beckoned to him.
Personal life Rana Pratap had 14 Ranis. The Bhil tribals of the Aravalli hills also provided Pratap with their support during times of war and their expertise in living off the forests during times of peace.
Aftermath Pratap retreated into the hilly wilderness of the Aravallis and continued his struggle. Palaces at Ubheshwar, Kamal Nath and Chavand bear testimony to his love of architecture. He had sent several emissaries to Mewar to get Rana Pratap to agree to sign a treaty but the letter was only willing to sign a peace treaty whereby the sovereignty of Mewar would be intact.
Khankhana was so affected by this incident that he refused to campaign against such a chivalrous monarch. Thus, his strained circumstances did not overpower Pratap even in his declining years.
Maharana Pratap himself was keeping up his quest for taking Chittor back. The Mughal army lost men, with another wounded.Feb 13, · Pratap Singh I popularly known as Maharana Pratap was a Rajput king of Mewar, a region in north western India in the present day state of Rajasthan.
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Maharana Pratap or Pratap Singh (May 9, – January 19, ) was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. In popular Indian culture, Pratap is considered to exemplify the qualities like bravery and chivalry to which Rajputs aspire Died: January 19, (age 57).Download