Rajputs

Maharana Pratap – a Giant amongst Men

Today is the 480th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap (1540-1597). Sometimes, a picture speaks more than a thousand words. The picture below depicts the map of Bharat in 1590. As…



Veer Durgadas Rathore

Forgotten Heroes – Veer Durgadas Rathore

What I narrate here is folklore as heard in various ballads sung even today in the interiors of Rajasthan माई ऐड़ा पूत जन, जेड़ा दुर्गादास, बाँध मुंडासे राखियो, बिन थांबे…


Rana Pratap Chetak

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…


Rana Sanga

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 talked about Rana Kumbha . Now…