Maharana Pratap was one of the most valiant warriors in Indian History. When Emperor Akbar asked Pratap to merge Mewar in Mughal Sultanate, Maharana Pratap refused and opted to have a battle rather than the agreement. The battle of Haldighati was the result of that disagreement and what was its consequence, we will read about the Battle of Haldighati in detail with the help of the given sets of 10 lines.
Ten Lines on Battle of Haldighati
1) The Battle of Haldighati had happened in the year 1576.
2) It was a battle between Maharana Pratap of Mewar and the Mughal Army of Akbar.
3) Maan Singh 1st of Aamer was leading Mughal Army in this Battle.
4) Maharana Pratap had half the soldiers in comparison to that of the Akbar‘s Army and also they did not have advanced weapons like the latter.
5) The Battle of Haldighati lasted for four hours.
6) The battle was fought in the Haldighati of the Aravali hill near Gogunda.
7) Salim could have been killed by Pratap if he had not worn a suit of thick iron sheet.
8) Pratap had a horse ‘Chetak’ that supported Pratap during every moment in the war zone.
9) Shakti Singh was the brother of Maharana Pratap and he cheated on him revealing his secrets to Mughal Army.
10) The Battle of Haldighati ended in the favor of Mughal and they got control over Mewar, Chittaud, Kumbalgadh, and Gogunda.
1) Salim, who was the son of Akbar and the successor of Delhi, also participated in this Battle.
2) Pratap’s army had 3,000 cavalry and 400 Bhal archers while the Mughal army had 5000-10000 soldiers.
3) Due to inequalities between the two armies, Rana opted for a full-frontal attack on the Mughal, killing many of his people.
4) The Mewar did not use cannons whereas the Mughal army had advanced cannons placed on their camels.
5) Pratap had the glorious crown of Mewar on his head that is why the Mughal Army was only targeting him.
6) Jhala Sardar Mannaji proceeded rapidly and lifted the crown from Pratap’s head and kept it on his head so that Pratap get a chance to run away.
7) Assuming that he is the king, the Mughal Army killed Jhala Man Singh and thus he proved his loyalty to Maharana Pratap.
8) Man Singh sacrificed his life and protected the king of Mewar Maharana Pratap.
9) In this entire war, the Rajput army was performing better over the Mughal and their strategies were getting successful.
10) The entire feat of Rajput failed in front of the large enemy equipped with plain artillery guns and gunmen.
A historian of Rajasthan Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma has recently researched and found that the famous Battle of Haldighati was not won by Akbar but, in reality, it was won by Maharana Pratap. According to him, for the next one year after the Battle, Pratap issued copper letters to the land leases of villages around Haldighati. At that time, the only king had the right to issue land leases so there must be the victory of Maharana Pratap in the Battle. Many other historians of Mewar also agree with this incident.