Chaddi History: Rajput pajandrum Rana Pratap defeated Mughal Emperor Akbar

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Chaddi History: Rajput pajandrum Rana Pratap defeated Mughal Emperor Akbar

Post by Rashmun on Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:06 pm

After the revision in class 10 schoolbooks, the University of Rajasthan’s (RU) history department is set to include a book that projects Rajput king Maharana Pratap as a victor in the 1576 Battle of Haldigati against Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces.

Historical evidence shows that Pratap had fled the battlefield with more casualties on his side and later continued his guerrilla warfare against the Mughals. The dominant view about the battle so far has been in favour of the Mughal army.

But those who dispute the dominant view, including the revised history schoolbook, say that the Mughal army’s failure in capturing or killing Maharana Pratap, its decision to not pursue Pratap’s army after he fled, and Akbar’s displeasure with his generals Man Singh and Asaf Khan prove that Pratap prevailed in the war.

The history department of RU, in a meeting of its board of studies last month, decided to include Dr Chandra Shekhar Sharma’s Rashtra-Ratna Maharana Pratap in the list of recommended readings in the paper ‘Rajasthan Through the Ages’ in the second semester of MA History.

Sharma’s book, according to the minutes of the meeting, has a fresh interpretation of Maharana Pratap, and projects him as a great freedom fighter, besides projecting him as a victor in the battle of Haldighati.

The board also decided to include a topic ‘Debate on the outcome of the Battle of Haldighati’ in the topics to be covered under the paper.

The university’s academic council subsequently approved the board’s decisions, which means students shall be studying the revised syllabus from this year onwards.

The idea to teach Akbar’s ‘defeat’ in the university was first mooted by a BJP MLA Mohan Lal Gupta, also a member of the university’s syndicate, in a meeting of the syndicate in February this year.

The MLA had suggested that a book ‘Atit se Sakshatkar’ by Onkar Singh Lakhawat and another one by Prof KS Gupta on the Haldighati battle be included in the syllabus.

Lakhawat, however, wrote to the department that he has neither authored nor edited any book by that title. Prof Gupta too had not written any book on the topic but said he has written some research papers.

After deliberations, the board felt “there is a need to know the latest researches on Maharana Pratap and the battle of Haldighati”, and Dr Chandra Shekhar Sharma’s book was included in the syllabus.

Under the BJP government in the state, several schoolbooks have been rewritten to promote its parent RSS’s saffron ideology.


http://www.hindustantimes.com/education/akbar-defeated-in-haldighati-book-tweaking-history-might-be-included-in-rajasthan-university-s-ma-reading-list/story-SG7hLyW5kyGieVHLoWflFM.html

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Post by silvermani on Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:14 am

I don't like this. This takes away the "haar kar bhi jeetne waala jungbaaz maha yodha maha Rana Pratap" angle from the story.
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