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The Blunder Of Prithviraj Chauhan

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The following is interesting account of Defeat of one of the world's most powerful army of that time.This defeat changed india's history forever

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The Second Battle of Tarain took place on January 14, 1192 at Tarain (Haryana State, India), about 80 miles (130 km) north of Delhi. The battle crushed the Rajput Empire. The main battle was fought between the forces under Sultan Shihad-ud-din Muhammed Ghori and the Rajput hosts under Prithviraj Chauhan. It is believed that nearly 10, 00,000 Chauhan soldiers died and many were injured in the one-day battle, though some historians estimate the total to be nearer to 6, 00,000.

The battle pitted the elephants, archers and trained cavalry of the Rajputs against the light cavalry of the Afghans. The scenario would have been slightly in favour of the Rajputs had not their own cavalry decided to charge prematurely, which lead to their defeat. Rajput forces were so heavily depleted that the Chauhan Empire fell, and the expansion of the Rajput power ended. The battle was most decisive because it crushed the Chauhan Empire's dream of uniting India.

The Rajputs had gained control of a considerable chunk of India in the intervening period (1107-1187). A large Rajput force restablised the Delhi administration after the invading Ghazni army retreated. After his invasion in 1024, Muhmud Ghazni had left the Rajputs in nominal control which however, proved to be a fateful mistake when his son, proved to be utterly incapable of maintaining control over the conquered territories. Soon the local population rose in revolt and asked for the protection of the Rajputs. Prithviraj Chauhan, the famed Rajput leader raised a powerful army consisting of one million Rajputs, and was successful in ousting Ghazni and his court from India. Ghazni`s fleeing army was defeated at various stations. The Rajputs chased him right up to Attock, at the base of the Khyber Pass, and Punjab was brought under their dominion.

Muhammed Ghori could not allow this to go unchecked, and in 1191 raised an army from the Ghori tribes with help from Ghazni, and invaded India once again. By the end of the year they had reached Lahore, but Rajputs continued to pour into the conflict and by 1192 had formed a single army of over 10, 00,000 to block him.

There followed much manoeuvring, with skirmishes fought at Karnal, Kunjapura. After the Rajputs failed to prevent Ghori's forces crossing the Saraswati river, they set up defensive works in the excellent ground near Tarain, thereby blocking Ghori's access back to Afghanistan just as his forces blocked theirs to south. Ghori slowly tightened the noose by cutting off the Rajput Army's supply lines. Their supplies and stores dwindling, the Rajputs then moved in almost 150 pieces of Hindu archery groups. With a range of several kilometres, these archers were some of the best of the times.

The Afghan forces arrived in late 1191 to find the Rajputs in well-prepared works. Realizing a direct attack was hopeless, they set up for a siege. The resulting face-off lasted two months. During this time Ghori continued to receive supplies from Ghazni. The Rajputs, however, had no difficulty in securing supplies, the local population having become hostile to Muslims. In their policy of intolerance towards non-muslims, Afghans had pillaged the surrounding Hindu population. This offense resulted in the Jats and other hindus joining on Prithviraj’s army in the war, and thus the Afghans were left without resupply in the battle zone. This battle zone was probably between Kaalaa Aamb and Sanauli Road of today. The Afghan lines probably were a few metres to the south of Sanauli road. Rajput lines began a little to the north of Kaalaa Aamb. They had thus blocked the northward path of Ghori's troops and at the same time they themselves were blocked by the latter from the south which was the direction to Delhi, where they could get badly needed supplies.

Realizing the situation was not in their favour, the Rajputs under Prithviraj Chauhan decided to break the siege. His plan was to pulverise the enemy formations with archery fire and not to employ his cavalry until the Afghans were thoroughly softened up. With the Afghans now broken, he would move camp in a defensive formation towards Delhi, where they had their supplies.

The line would be formed up some 26km across, with the bowmen in front, protected by infantry and elephants. The cavalry was instructed to wait behind the elephants and bowmen, ready to be thrown in when control of battlefield had been fully established.

Behind this line was another ring of 3, 00,000 young Rajput soldiers who were not battle tested, and then the roughly 3, 00,000 civilians entrained. Many were middle class men, women and children on their pilgrimage to the Hindu holy places and shrines, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Aryavarta (Aryan Land). The civilians were irrationally confident of the Rajput army, regarding it as one of the best in the world, and definitely one of the most powerful in Asia. Behind the civilians was yet another protective infantry line, of young inexperienced soldiers.

Before dawn on January 14, 1192 the Rajput forces emerged from the trenches, pushing the archers into position on their pre-arranged lines, some 2km from the Afghans. Seeing that the battle was on, Ghori positioned his 60 archer groups and opened arrow fire. However, because of the short range of the weapons, the Rajput lines remained untouched. Ghori then launched a cavalry attack to break their lines.

The first defensive arrow attack of the Rajputs went over the Afghans' heads and inflicted very little damage, but the Afghan attack was nevertheless broken by Rajput bowmen and elephants, along with some famed Rajput generals stationed close to the archery positions. The second and subsequent arrow attacks were fired at point blank range into the Afghan ranks. The resulting carnage sent the Afghans reeling back to their lines. The Chauhan-style plan had worked just as envisioned.

The Rajputs then started moving their infantry formation forward, led by the elephants. The Afghans responded with repeated cavalry attacks, all of which failed. About 1,000 Afghan cavalry and infantrymen lost their lives in this opening stage of the battle.

At this stage it looked as though Prithviraj would clinch victory for the Rajputs once again. However, some of the Rajput lieutenants, particularly Govind Rai and Khandae Rai, decided to exploit the gaps in the enemy lines & dash; despite strict instructions not to charge or engage Afghan cavalry in hand to hand fight. The mass of Rajput horsemen raced through their own artillery lines and charged towards the demoralised Afghans, intending to cut the faltering army in two.

The over-enthusiasm of the charge saw many of the Rajput horses exhausted long before they had travelled the two kilometres to the Afghan lines; some simply collapsed. Making matters worse was the suffocating odour of the rotting corpses of men and animals left on the field from the fighting of the previous months. Still, a major mass of Rajput cavalry collided with the Afgan cavalry, initially taking down a few thousand of Afghani troops.

In response, the Afghan officers stiffened their troops resistance. Ghori sent his body guards to call up his reserves of 10,000 from his camp and arranged it as column right in front his cavalry of archers and spear-men on the back of camels. Because of their positioning on camels they could throw their spears over the heads of their own infantry and at the Rajput cavalry, who were unable to withstand the cavalry and camel-mounted spears of the Afghans. Ghori had 2000 such spear-men. They could be fired without the rider having to dismount and were especially effective against fast moving cavalry.

With their own men in the firing line, the Rajput archers could not respond, and about 70,000 Maratha cavalry and infantry perished before the hand to hand fighting began at around 2PM. By 4PM the tired Rajput infantry began to succumb to the onslaught of attacks from fresh Afghan reserves, though protected by armoured leather jackets.

The Rajput army had captured some afghan slaves earlier during the siege of Bhatinda. They had not been trusted to be in the front line because their loyalty was suspect. As they were captured slaves, saw an opportunity to avenge the humiliation. They started fighting the Rajput army from the inside. This brought confusion and great consternation to loyal Rajput soldiers, who thought that the enemy had attacked from behind.

Prithviraj Chauhan, seeing his forward lines dwindling and civilians behind, could not move forward his young soldiers as reserves from behind and felt he had no choice but to come down from his elephant and lead the battle at the head of household troops. He left instructions with his bodyguards that, if the battle were lost, they must kill his new wife Padmavati, (Very Beautiful Queen know popularly by other names like Sanyogita and Padmini) for he could not tolerate her being dishonoured by the Afghans.

Some Rajput soldiers, seeing that their general had disappeared from his elephant, panicked and began to flee. Khandae Rai, the big general, had already fallen to a spear shot in the head. Govind Rai and his loyal bodyguards fought to the end but they were massacred by the Muslims. The Rajput leader Prithviraj Chauhan having three horses shot out from under him by afghan archers when he tried to escape from the battle-field was finally butchered by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Ghori’s loyal slave general, near Sirsuti.

The Afghans pursued the fleeing Rajput army, while the Rajput front lines remained largely intact, with some of their archery units fighting until sundown. Choosing not to launch a night attack, made good their escape that night. Padmavati escaped the battlefield with her bodyguards, but eventually captured by the Qutub-ud-din near Delhi. Ghori raped her and forced her into his harem. Ghori later even married Padmavati and made her his chief Queen by giving her the title Mallik-e-jahan. All other wives of Prithviraj chauhan were also dumped into Ghori’s harem. After Ghori’s death in 1206, Aibak took Padmavati and made her his wife.

Mass of surrendered Rajput soldiers were handcuffed and then murdered, their heads chopped off by Afghans to earn blessings for killing Kafirs on account of their families back in Afghanistan.

(“the unhappy prisoners were paraded in long lines, given a little parched grain and a drink of water, and beheaded… and the women and children who survived were driven off as slaves - twenty-two hundred thousand, many of them of the highest aristocratic rank in the land, says the Siyar-ut-Mutakhirin.”22)

About 10, 00,000 Rajput soldiers alike were slain this way on 15 January 1192. Many of the fleeing Rajput women jumped into the Tarain wells rather than risk rape and dishonour. Many others did their best to hide in the villages near Tarain when even the Hindus of the town refused to give them refuge in fear of Muslims.

The main reason for the failure of Rajputs was that they went to war with their women. Prithviraj Chauhan was just married and so he could not leave his wife alone. During the face-off period of two months Prithviraj had planned nothing to surprise the Muslims. He simply spent the time in honeymoon with his new beautiful bride Padmavati at Tarain. As a result Padmavati became pregnant and the Rajputs even had a festival for this joy just before the battle begun. Following their King, the Rajput soldiers began to enjoy with their women and wine in the face-off period. This is the fatal reason for Rajput defeat. Though their infantry was based on upto date style contingent and had some of the best Hindu made bow and arrow of the times, they failed to organize. They had interfered in the internal affairs of the Muslim states (in far north west) and levied heavy taxes and huge fines on them. Their raids in the Ghazni territory had angered the Ghazni chiefs. Similarly the Jat chiefs, on whom also they had imposed heavy fines, did not trust them. They had, therefore, to fight their enemies alone, except for the weak support of all ranas of Hindustan. Moreover, the Rajput chiefs constantly bickered with one another. Each one of them had ambitions of carving out their independent states and had no interest in fighting against a common enemy.

A conservative estimate places Rajput losses at 35, 00,000 on the Tarain battlefield itself. At least 22, 00,000 women and children were captured as prisoners and slaves. According to Mr. Hamilton of Bombay Gazette about half a billion people were present there on Panipat town from Maharashtra and on any rate he gives figure of 40, 00,000 prisoners as executed.

To save their own kingdom, allied Rajputs ran to their native places, forgetting that Chauhans had just lost 10, 00,000 men and so many women for their cause. However, the news soon arrived that Solanki and Gahadwala Rajputs had organised another 10, 00,000 men in the south to avenge their loss and to rescue the captured prisoners. So Ghori left Delhi two months after the battle, heading for Afghanistan with his loot of 5,000 elephants, 15,000 camels, 5, 00,000 horses and at least about 22, 00,000 women and children. Delhi was under the charge of his general Aibak. Hasan Nizami was left in charge of Chauhan capital Ajmer.

The Rajputs remained in nominal control over small areas of India, but were never a force again. The empire officially ended in 1192 itself when its last emperor Prithviraj Chauhan was killed by Muhammed Ghori.

The Rajputs expansion was stopped in the battle, and soon broke into infighting within their empire. They never regained any unity, and were soon under increasing pressure from the Muslims. Their claims to empire were officially ended in 1194.

It is worth noticing the fact the Rajput empire provided the biggest challenge to the Muslims in the erstwhile India keeping in check the influence of Muslim invaders, forced conversions and oppression of the local people.

This Second Battle of Tarain saw an enormous number of casulties and deaths in a single day of battle, perhaps unmatched even today in the later wars. It was the scene of uncommon valour, unwanted strategic blunders, internal bickerings, murders of prisoners of war, and large scale rapes perpetrated on women.

The historical record states that a large number of prisoners, mostly female civilians fleeing the battle, were taken as slaves to Afghanistan. It is likely that many of these prisoners died, unaccustomed, as they were, to the climatic conditions of Afghanistan. However, a large portion of people in Rajasthan (a State in India where Rajputs live in large numbers) feel that some of the Rajput prisoners could have survived and settled in Afghanistan. They believe even now, after 644 years (circa 2006), that the enslaved descendants of prisoners of war can still be found at least Balochistan in Bugti and Marri tribal areas. Moreover, the belief holds that the Rajput Bugtis and Marri in Balochistan have become a separated social group - perhaps even a dedicated caste - under Islamic rule. This ethnic group would claim descent from Rajputs captives of war brought back by members of the Bugti tribe, who served the armies of Muhammed Ghori after the fateful battle of Tarain. In time these descendents most likely intermarried and converted to Islam, though they were once considered bonded labour and prohibited from buying or owning land. Unsurprisingly, a rumor exists among some Rajputs that, till a generation ago, Rajput-descended Bugtis and Marri could be 'bought' for twenty or thirty rupees. Rumors also circulate that, even today, Rajputs-descended women living in Pakistan occupied Balochistan remain "fair game" for Bugtis and Marris. This has raised tensions between the Rajputs of India and the Fanatic Muslims of Pakistan, making the Tarain War a politically sensitive issue, over 640 years after its conclusion.

The Rajputs and Marri Bugtis took jobs as unskilled labourers, which their tribal overlords disdained. Over the years some of them have come to occupy higher positions. However they are still targeted and remain to be rescued. It is interesting to note that this caste-like phenomenon has endured for more than two centuries, even in a region largely devoid of Hindus.

After their defeat at Tarain, many Rajput women & children took refuge with local Ghazni chieftains, possibly intermarrying with their hosts, and converting to Islam. It has been noted that women in the family trees of several Islamic families, have Rajput names like Gajanabai, Tukabai or Indumati. This raises the possibility that these women came from Rajput roots. Unfortunately for researchers, after the Partitioning of India, access to the Punjab province of the newly created Pakistan was restricted, and confirmination of any Islam-Rajput lineage became difficult. Nonetheless, several Jat familes acknowledge about mixing of Rajput lineage, especially those settled around Panipat, Tarain & Karnal.

The fate of the descendants of Rajput prisoners taken to Afghanistan remains a poorly-understood to this day, and is likely to remain so for some time. Neither the Rajput nation nor Chauhan leadership recognise the existence of Chauhan descendants in Afganistan, nor is there much support for the rescue of these descendents, if they do indeed exist.

In the year 1429-30, Qutb khan, son of Hasan Khan, held the fief of Rapri which was resumed by Mubarak Shah ( 1421-1434, the successor of Khizr Khan, in 1429-30 , when the former’s complicity was suspected in the series of revolts organised by the Rajput chiefs against the authority of the sultan. During the reign of Ala-ud-din Alam Shah 1444-1450) Rapri came again into the possession of Qutb Khan and Rai pratap or pratap Rudra Chauhan held Bhongaon. Rai pratap Chauhan according to Sir H.E. Elliott was a son of Raja Sangat, the great grandson of Chatir Deo, the brother of Prithvi Raj, the last chauhan king of Delhi, who was vanquished in 1193 by shihab-ud-din Ghuri. The father of the Emperor's vizier, Hamid Khan had some years before, carried off the wife of Rai Pratap and plundered his estates, The Rajput chief, implacable in his vendetta, offered support to Ala-ud-din who needed assistance to strengthen his position as a ruler. The demanded as the price of his help the death of Hamid Khan. Ala-ud-din unwisely embraced the injured husband's cause and gave order for Hamid Khan's execution, but the vizier escaped and seizing Delhi offered it to Bahlul Lodi. Ala-ud-din retired to Budaun and soon after resigned his crown to Bahlul, who,in 1450, assumed the imperial title. Thus the abduction of the Chauhan Rani of Bhongaon was an important cause of the downfall of the Saiyed dynasty. Rai Pratap soon collected a large army of Rajputs and attacked Hamid Khan to rescue his beautiful wife. But Hamid Khan killed him in the battle. With the death of Rai Pratap, Chauhan dynasty perished from the world.

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This reminds me of the famous doha or couplet in Hindi is char bans chaubis gaj , angul asth praman, ta uper sultan hai, mat chuke chauhan Meaning 4 bans and 24 yards , 8 figers above is sultan .. do not miss him Chahuan

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This reminds me of the famous doha or couplet in Hindi is char bans chaubis gaj , angul asth praman, ta uper sultan hai, mat chuke chauhan Meaning 4 bans and 24 yards , 8 figers above is sultan .. do not miss him Chahuan

That was a myth created by Chand bardai.There is no proof that Ghauri was killed by Chauhan.

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thats what they have stored even at that site in afghanistan, of what i have heard prithviraj chauhan was buried there and people step on his grave there.

Any Link please of the above.

Btw If Prithviraj really killed ghauri with shabd vedhi baan and chand bardai helped him .Then how come chand bardai came alive from Afghanistan? and wrote poems about prithvi

Btw Here is what happened to Prithvi raj from another link.

http://horsesandswords.blogspot.com/2006/04/chauhan-clan.html

The more contemporary, and accurate, account is the Prithviraj-vijay written by Jayank. This man was a Kashmiri who had settled down in Ajmer and was a poet in Prithviraj’s court. The names of the Chauhan Kingdom’s ministers and generals are given here—interestingly one of these generals, named Udayraj, was from Bengal. The Prithviraj-vijay also describes the early communications between Ghori and the Chauhans, and the advice given to Prithviraj by the minister Kadambvas.

There are two other books that mention these events in passing. The Prabandha-chintamani by Merutunga Acharya claims that Prithviraj was taken prisoner but was restored to the throne of Ajmer by Ghori. On a visit to Ajmer the Turk chief happened to see a wall painting in the palace that showed the Muslim soldiers being crushed by a charging horde of wild boar[8]. The humiliated Ghori had Prithviraj killed.

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Dear sirs, with reference to the various columns written by some of my dear historians in favor or against the famous and last hindu king prithviraj chauhan do not withstand with the historical facts. Some distorted facts about indian history have been mentioned on the blogs without proper scrutiny of proper history books. It is irony of fate that the facts mentioned in prithviraj raso have been named epics which further add a gloomy shade to our ancestor's history. Mohummad ghori was never a match to the last hindu king prithviraj chauhan. Let us stop glorifying these barbarian attackers of islam on the name of research in history. If someone has any doubt can go through the books of hindi author naamvar singh on prithviraj chauhan but it is also true that our ancestors have commited some mistakes and now the time has come that we should learn a lesson from them and start rectifying our history

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Dear sirs, with reference to the various columns written by some of my dear historians in favor or against the famous and last hindu king prithviraj chauhan do not withstand with the historical facts. Some distorted facts about indian history have been mentioned on the blogs without proper scrutiny of proper history books. It is irony of fate that the facts mentioned in prithviraj raso have been named epics which further add a gloomy shade to our ancestor's history. Mohummad ghori was never a match to the last hindu king prithviraj chauhan. Let us stop glorifying these barbarian attackers of islam on the name of research in history. If someone has any doubt can go through the books of hindi author naamvar singh on prithviraj chauhan but it is also true that our ancestors have commited some mistakes and now the time has come that we should learn a lesson from them and start rectifying our history

what do you mean by the "last hind king"? Last HK of delhi?

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That was a myth created by Chand bardai.There is no proof that Ghauri was killed by Chauhan.

​and what proof do u have mr kdsingh80 do u have anything that u can proove that chand bardai was a myth. If this was a myth then the muslim emperors would destroy such kind of books because it was defaming them but they can't because the things that were written there were true so they were unable to erase these things..............

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​and what proof do u have mr kdsingh80 do u have anything that u can proove that chand bardai was a myth. If this was a myth then the muslim emperors would destroy such kind of books because it was defaming them but they can't because the things that were written there were true so they were unable to erase these things..............

​Just read history, Ghauri was killed by Khokhar tribesman in Punjab and not by Prithviraj chauhan

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You are mixing the 3rd battle of panipat with the battle of tarain to produce a fictional account. Please dont do that. You have even included the word maratha by mistake. Its already on wikipedia,as the 3rd batgle of panipat

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rubbish copy paste of panipat battle 3 artillery in the year 1190 what crap is this pls remove this post...pls pls...

 

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I don't think sanyogita was taken over by ghori..There is as such no evidence in the history for this rather it's being known she either got sati or successfully ran away..

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Respected sirs!

What you read above is what we get from popular history which was written by muslim historian and made popular by British... actually none of the Rajput queens were captured there was a tradition of ritual of "jouhar" { jumping in fire pits}  performed by females in the palace in case their husbands fail to win. because they could not capture the queens which was considered to be a enjoyable part of victory they wrote in frustrations pure lies...writing some beautiful indian woman who were common subject unfortunate to get caught as "queens" It is a lie as big as the lie that Prithviraj chauhan was killed in the battle by Ghori...actually Prithviraj killed Ghori at his palace a truth untold by muslim history writers of ghori's court who also wrote Ghori marrying Padmavati is also a lie written by them becuse Ghori was not alive at all to marry!

 

 Finally learnt the proof of what I was hearing since childhood being grown up in Rajsthan here http://www.thedailyxpress.com/hot-topics/prithivirajs-death-mystery-unbeaten/

So, The Great Prithvi Raj Chauhan did actually kill Ghori at Ghori's very home , surrounded by his own people. We dont get to know this from official history books because-

1.Muslim history writers portrayed this other way because the truth was very insulting for their " victorious sultan".

2. Most of the now read Indian history was written during British rule under their guidance who had no intention of honouring our brave past...rather the opposite- they tried to portray it in a way that decreased the confidence of Bhartiyas..

3. So they dismiss the Prithviraj Raso- our side of documentation of events as fable and accept muslim side of story.


4. Contrary to Greek historians [https://www.quora.com/Was-Indian-King-Porus-defeated-by...] and Muslim historians our royal historians never lied about actually what happened in order to please the throne.

5.Because for other great Kings eg Maharana Pratap we never hear any such things ..They accept whatever truly happened..that he died alone in jungles sticking to his vow of not living a life of comforts till he frees his kingdom....this is the rajput side of story too...its not like on the rajput side they write " and the brave Maharana killed Akbar and so n so.." 

6.For Rajputs the death at the hand of enemy fighting bravely till last strength has been a matter of pride..[ its taught to them since time ancient- its written in Bhagvad geeta as Kshatriya who dies fighting for his Praja goes to heaven after death} They embrace the defeat bravely too...unlike Greek and Muslim historian they dont find it shameful to accept the defeat of their king as whatever happened was fate, their king did his "Karma" bravely.

7. So its not possible that Chandrabardai would write a lie about his respected king in his Prithviraj Raso as it would be dishonouring to the King's brave efforts...the Rajputs of that time would not have liked it if it was a lie.

What a shame...PrithviRaj Maharaj died knowing that his last feat of Bravey will inspire his following generations forever to never loose courage even in enemy's captivity....He did not know that such a Gigantic truth will be deliberately hidden by dirty politics.

This incident of Ghori killed by Prithviraj Chauhan, blind and captive ,at his mercy is as equally awe inspiring as the other great incidents of our history 
like-
Breaking of Shiv Dhanush by shri Ram, 
Winning of Draupadi Swayamwar by Arjuna,
Victory of Vikramaditya over Shakas,
Slaying of Afzal by Shivaji Maharaj, 
King Porus defeating the ever victorious Alexander the "not so great",
Chandrashekar Azad killing many before being captured,,,
and on and on and on......

The similarities in above? Modern historians call them all Imaginations of an overtly patriotic mind because our side is the" lying side", whatever Ghori's and Alexander's historians wrote is alone truth beacuse you can see how moral , kind , honest and truthful these great Kings { ghori and alexander} were.....

For those who didnt get the sarcasm-
Uncivilized barbarians they were actually who massacred town and villages killing people not sparing women and babies,,burning the lands to the ground...turning furtile lands into barren...and destroying historical monuments { eg 400 foot tower built by Kushan king Kanishka in Afganistan in 130 CE}, universities like Nalanda , burning biggest collections of scientific and literary works which were achieved by humanity's great efforts though millennia .

 
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My afghan friends also know the story of prithviraj chauhan killing ghori and they accept that is the reason his body is buried in afghanistan at a remote village where prithviraj chauhan's grave was stepped on by muslims...

 

sher singh rana went to afghanistan and video taped his act of repatriating chauhans ashes back to india. 

 

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22 hours ago, Guest Sher Singh Rana said:

My afghan friends also know the story of prithviraj chauhan killing ghori and they accept that is the reason his body is buried in afghanistan at a remote village where prithviraj chauhan's grave was stepped on by muslims...

 

sher singh rana went to afghanistan and video taped his act of repatriating chauhans ashes back to india. 

 

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In 1206, Mu'izz, having settled the affairs in India,[24] left all the affairs in India in hands of his slave Qutbu l-Din Aibak.

On his way back to Ghazni, his caravan rested at Dhamiak near Sohawa (which is near the city of Jhelum in the Punjab province of modern-day Pakistan). He was assassinated on March 15, 1206, while offering his evening prayers. The identity of Mu'izz's assassins is disputed, with some claiming that he was assassinated by localGakhars and others claiming he was assassinated by Khokhars or even Ismailis.

Hasan Nizami and Ferishta record the killing of Mu'izz at the hands of the Gakhars. However, Ferishta may have confused the Ghakars with the Khokhars.

All the historians before the time of Ferishta agree that the Khokhars, not the Gakhars, killed Mu'izz.

Some also claim that Mu'izz was assassinated by a radical IsmailiMuslim sect.[25]

In Indian folklore, the death of Mu'izz was caused by Prithviraj Chauhan[26] but this is not borne out by historical documents and Prithviraj died much earlier before the death of Mu'izz.[27][28][29]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_of_Ghor

Ghauri was killed by Khokhar tribesman and not by Prithviraj chauhabn, that is just a story . According to it both Chand Bardai and Prithviraj committed suicide after killing Ghauri , if that is true then how come this incident was written in Prithviraj Raso by Chand Bardai 

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Prithviraj Raso  was completed by the son of Chand Bardai   after the suicide of his father. Afghans too knowledge that Guari was killed by Prithviraj Chauhan. The proof is his Samadhi in Afganistan and Tradition of Afgans to show their anger on it.

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10 hours ago, Sher Singh said:

Prithviraj Raso  was completed by the son of Chand Bardai   after the suicide of his father. Afghans too knowledge that Guari was killed by Prithviraj Chauhan. The proof is his Samadhi in Afganistan and Tradition of Afgans to show their anger on it.

Majority of historians don't agree with it , it is a new phenomina  , mainly by Hindutva historians to say that Prithviraj killed Ghauri. This is just a folktale

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In Indian folklore, the death of Mu'izz was caused by Prithviraj Chauhan[26] but this is not borne out by historical documents and Prithviraj died much earlier before the death of Mu'izz.[27][28][29]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_of_Ghor

 

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It happened in 1192 or 1193. As It was shameful for the Afghans and Muslims  that Mohd Gauri was killed in his own Kingdom  so the  fact was distorted after that Delhi was under constant Muslim Rule till 1857. All the Tawarikh /History was written  Muslim scholars and subsequently that History of India was translated by British. so record of wikipedia is based on that.   The fact is known to historians of Rajputs and to Afghans so there is  tradition in Afghanistan that those who pay visit to the tomb Mohammad Ghori first disrespect the place where the Indian emperor’s mortal remains are buried. 
 

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Guest veerender   
Guest veerender

Mr K D Singh, you seem so hell bent on trying to defame Prithwi raj and Rajpoots that i doubt your intentions. you do not intend to correct the history, rather you want to denigrate hindus and Rajputs. It seems you have some personal partisan agenda. why does it seems that Prithwi raj raso is a fiction and  story about baba deep singh fighting with his head in his hand is not???

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People like K D Singh might have the sick motive of trying to downplay the great feats of some of our Hindu kings. Well, truth in this case is something we will never truly know but why would the afghans spit or stamp on some ground unless there was some truth there. Where there is smoke, there must have been a fire. 

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