GK Questions: Battle of Haldighati

Previous Year Paper GK Question:Battle of Haldighati between Rana Pratap and Akbar

 

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Medieval History-Question 26

Important previous year paper gk questions with answers in English  on Battle of Haldighati between Rana Pratap Singh and emperor Akbar's forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber.

Important previous year paper gk questions with answers in English on Battle of Haldighati between Rana Pratap Singh and the Mughal emperor Akbar's forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber.

26. Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar was defeated by the Mughal army in the battle of?
A. Mewar
B. Chittor
C. Haldighati
D. Udaipur

Haldighati



Note: The battle of Haldighati (1576) was fought between Rana Pratap of Mewar and Mughal emperor emperor Akbar's forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber. Rana Pratap was defeated but he did not submit and continued the struggle.

The Battle of Haldighati was a battle fought on 18 June 1576 between cavalry and archers supporting the Rana of Mewar, Maharana Pratap, and the Mughal emperor Akbar's forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber.

The battle of Haldighati was significant for the courage displayed by the Rajputs and the small tribe Bhils. 

Rana Pratap set an example of courage and bravery in the Haldighati battle. It was a turning point for the Mughals as well, as it for a time stopped Mughal expansion into the rest of Mewar, diverting precious military assets to the region.

After Akbar's ascension to the Mughal throne, Akbar had begin a policy of conquest of the Rajputana region. Using a combination of diplomacy and brute force, many kingdoms of Rajputana submitted to Mughal over lordship except for Mewar.

The Rana (King) of Mewar, considered as one of the strongest kings of the Rajput states, had fought a war with the Mughals which culminated in the Siege of Chittorgarh in 1568

The siege ended with the loss of large portion of eastern Mewar to the Mughals.

The siege of Chittorgarh was a part of the campaign of the Mughal Empire against the kingdom of Mewar in 1567. Military led by Akbar surrounded and besieged 8,000 Rajputs and around 30,000 civilians under the commander, Rao Jaimal Rathore in Chittorgarh.

When Maharana Pratap succeeded his father on the throne of Mewar, Emperor Akbar sent many diplomatic missions to convince Maharana Pratap to become a vassal of the Mughals.

Vassal-A vassal or liege subject is a person regarded as having a mutual obligation to a lord or monarch, in the context of the feudal system in medieval Europe.

The purpose behind these diplomatic missions was to both conclude the ongoing Mughal-Rajput wars and gain access to the rest of Mewar which would secure communication and supply lines to Gujarat, then a vibrant economic powerhouse of the Mughal Empire. 

Maharana Pratap had agreed to wear a rob presented by emperor Akbar and send his young son Amar Singh to the Mughal court. This was seemed to be unacceptable by the Akbar as he wanted the Maharana Pratap to submit in person. Thus with diplomacy having failed, the war was inevitable.

Although, Rana Pratap was ready to make a fruitful escape, the battle neglected to break the deadlock between the two powers. In this manner, Akbar drove a sustained mission against the Rana, and soon, Goganda, Udaipur, and Kumbhalgarh were were all come under his control. Tension was applied by the Mughals upon the Rana's partners and other Rajput chiefs, and he was gradually both geologically and politically secluded.






                                                                                                                   

*This Question is a part of previous year paper gk questions on Medieval History of India.

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