Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Philip IV of France, Basil I, John II Komnenos, Christian V of Denmark, Maharana Pratap, Razadarit,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Philip IV of France, Basil I, John II Komnenos, Christian V of Denmark, Maharana Pratap, Razadarit, Brian Faulkner, James Harrod, Charles, Duke of Berry, Richard Baker Wingfield-Baker, Valdemar the Young, John Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Camille Jenatzy, Fiennes Cornwallis, Saint Emeric of Hungary, Anatoly Durov, Cecil Davidge, Charles Cavendish, 3rd Baron Chesham, Karl August Ferdinand von Borcke, Al-Aziz Uthman, Charles Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, Sir Frank Meyer, 2nd Baronet, John Ainsworth Horrocks, Gilbert Leigh, Fran ois Sevez, Saniz Mirza, Ferdinand Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Baden, Alexander Pagenstecher, Ernest I, Duke of Swabia, William Woodnut Griscom.
Excerpt: Maharana Pratap or Pratap Singh Mewar (May 9, 1540 - January 19, 1597) was a Hindu ruler of Mewar, a state in north-western India. In popular Indian culture, Pratap is considered to exemplify the qualities like bravery and chivalry to which Rajputs aspire. Pratap Bhattarai, eldest of 4 brothers and 2 sisters, was born to Maharana Udai Singh II and Maharani Javanta Bai Songara Chauhan at Juni Kacheri, Near Dhanmandi of Pali city on 9 May 1540. In 1568, during the reign of Udai Singh II, Chittor was conquered by the Mughal Emperor Akbar after the third Jauhar at Chittor.
However, Udai Singh and the royal family of Mewar escaped before the capture of the fort and moved to the foothills of the Aravalli Range where Udai Singh founded the city of Udaipur. Rana Udai Singh wanted Jagmal, his favourite son, to succeed him but his senior nobles wanted Pratap, the eldest son, to be their king as was customary. During the coronation ceremony Jagmal was physically moved out of the palace by the Chundawat Chief and Tomar Ramshah and Pratap was made the King, the Rana of Mewar.
Pratap did not want to go against the wishes of his father but ...