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A pinch of saffron blend in Indian history
Maharashtra government has decided to banish the Mughal Period from history books of classes VIII and IX. This has obviously been done at the insistence of their mentors in Nagpur.

I am also unable to understand as to what will be the reaction of the young minds when they are told in Class IX that Mughals ruled much of the "Cow Belt" from 1526 to 1707 or till the death of Aurangzeb. I am surprised that the our learned Hindutva-centric historians are not aware of the fact that Babur, the first Mughal Emperor was the descendant of the great Hindu warrior Prithvi Raj Chauhan. The untold history is as follows:

The spin

When Muhammad Ghori defeated and captured Prithvi Raj in the Second Battle of Tarain, his young son Vikram Singh Chauhan was also with him. Both were captured and taken to Ghazni in Afghanistan. There, Prithvi Raj was tortured and killed. But Muhammad Ghori took a liking to Vikram and brought him up as his own son.

Vikram was sent with an Afghan Army to conquer Central Asia. When he defeated the king of Farhan in battle, the king offered him the hand of his daughter in marriage. Vikram accepted and was resting with his army at Farhan when Muhammad Ghori was assassinated. He decided to stay put at Farhan. His son, Mughal Emperor Babur's great grandfather, became the ruler of Farhan. When Babur became the ruler of Farhan he decided to go to the land of milk and honey of his great great grandfather. He first captured Kabul and made five forays into India to recapture Delhi and the kingdom of Prithvi Raj Chauhan. He defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in his fifth attempt at the First Battle of Panipat in 1526. The rest is history.

Babur's being the descendant of Prithvi Raj Chauhan was known to Rajputs. That is why Raja Shiladitya, the Tomar Rajput ruler of Malwa deserted Rana Sangha and joined Babur during the Battle of Kanwah in 1527. That is why Rao Maldeo Rathore, the Raja of Marwar, provided shelter and safe passage to Humayun and his pregnant wife when he was fleeing from Agra to Iran through the Thar Desert after losing his kingdom to Sher Shah Suri. That is why Raja Man Singh of Jaipur and many other Rajput Chieftains served as generals in the Mughal armies. They were not being disloyal to Akhand Bharat. They were being loyal to their hero Prithvi Raj Chauhan.


Our learned Hindutva-leaning historians and the government of Maharashtra need not delete the Mughal Period from the history of India. All they need to do is to add a little spin and make Babur a descendant of our legendary hero Prithvi Raj Chauhan.

Rajasthan government has already declared Rana Pratap as the victor at the Battle of Haldighati. Rana Pratap did not go back to Chittorgarh after the victory because Chittorgarh had too many bad memories. Is any other explanation for Rana Pratap not returning to Chittorgarh after the victory at Haldighati required?

If a little spin can add glory to Hindutva, why not? Don't we need it?

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