Biography[ edit ] Early life and accession[ edit ] Maharana Pratap was born in a Rajput family. Pratap also had 2 stepsisters: Chand Kanwar and Man Kanwar. He was married to Ajabde Punwar of Bijolia.
May 9, in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan Father's Name: Rani Jeevant Kanwar Died: Maharana Pratap was the eldest of twenty-five sons and hence given the title of Crown Prince. He was destined to be the 54th ruler of Mewar, in the line of the Sisodiya Rajputs.
The young Pratap Singh wanted to stay back and fight the Mughals but Maharana pratap elders intervened and convinced him to leave Chittor, oblivious of the fact that this move from Chittor was going to create history for all times to come.
However, in his later years, the late Maharana Udai Singh II had fallen under the influence of his favorite queen, Rani Bhatiyani, and had willed that her son Jagmal should ascend to the throne.
As the late Maharana's body was being taken to the cremation grounds, Pratap Singh, the Crown Prince decided to accompany the dead body of the Maharana. This was a departure from tradition as the Crown Prince did not accompany the body of the departed Maharana but instead prepared to ascend the throne, such that the line of succession remained unbroken.
Pratap Singh, in deference to his father's wishes, decided to let his half-brother Jagmal become the next king. However, knowing this to be disastrous for Mewar, the late Maharana's nobles, especially the Chundawat Rajputs, forced Jagmal to leave the throne to Pratap Singh.
Unlike Bharat, Jagmal did not willingly give up the throne. He swore revenge and left for Ajmer, to join the armies of Akbar, where he was offered a jagir - the town of Jahazpur - in return for his help. The year was Pratap Singh had just become the Maharana of Mewar and he had not been back in Chittor since His old fort and his home beckoned to him.
The pain of his father's death, and the fact that his father had not been able to see Chittor again, troubled the young Maharana deeply. But he was not the only one troubled at this time. Akbar had control of Chittor but not the kingdom of Mewar.
So long as the people of Mewar swore by their Maharana, Akbar could not realize his ambition of being the Jahanpanah of Hindustan. 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.
In the course of the yearAkbar sent six diplomatic missions to Mewar to get Rana Pratap to agree to the former's suzerainty but Rana Pratap turned down each one of them.
The last of these missions was headed by Raja Man Singh, the brother-in-law of Akbar himself. Maharana Pratap, angered that his fellow Rajput was aligned with someone who had forced the submission of all Rajputs, refused to sup with Raja Man Singh.
The lines were completely drawn now - Akbar understood that Maharana Pratap would never submit and he would have to use his troops against Mewar. With the failure of efforts to negotiate a peace treaty inAkbar blockaded Mewar from the rest of the world and alienated Mewar's traditional allies, some of whom were Maharana Pratap's own kith and kin.
Akbar then tried to turn the people of the all-important Chittor district against their king so they would not help Pratap. He appointed Kunwar Sagar Singh, a younger brother of Pratap, to rule the conquered territory, However, Sagar, regretting his own treachery, soon returned from Chittor, and committed suicide with a dagger in the Mughal Court.
Shakti Singh, Pratap's younger brother now with the Mughal army, is said to have fled the Mughal court temporarily and warned his brother of Akbar's actions. In preparation for the inevitable war with the Mughals, Maharana Pratap altered his administration.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). Maharana Pratap was a Hindu maharaja of the Rajput confederacy of Mewar, in the present day state of Rajasthan. This biography of Maharana Pratap provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & initiativeblog.com: Maharani Ajbade Punwar.
Maharana Pratap History: Maharana Pratap was born on May 9, , A.D. His father Maharana Udai Singh and mother Sonagari Queen Jayawanti. He born on an auspicious day and the astrologers predicted that the child will bring glory to the name of the clan .
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 initiativeblog.com belonged to the Sisodiya sept of Rajputs. In popular Indian 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.
Maharana Pratap (pronunciation (help ·info)) or Pratap Singh (May 9, – January 29, ) was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. He belonged to the Sisodia clan of Rajputs. In popular Indian culture, Pratap is considered Born: 9 May , Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India.
History is full with stories of courage and honour about leaders those who were rich of material resources, but it’s rare to find a leader like Maharana Pratap and his loyal followers who had only hardships to offer.