Rajasthan : BJP is re-writing history in Rajasthan, Maharana Pratap may win the battle of Haldighati in Rajasthan Government schools text books with the help of BJP Government.
A Week after protests and tension over in Rajasthan over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati, BJP ministers of the Rajasthan government have backed a proposal to rewrite history of Haldighati Battle and teach at the university level that Rajput warrior-king Maharana Pratap won the Battle of Haldighati against the Mughal army of Akbar led by his general Maan Singh.
This proposal was discussed at a meeting of Rajasthan University, and interestingly backed by former Higher Education Minister Kalicharan Saraf (now Health Minister) and School Education Minister Vasudev Devnani. Yesterday, Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat joined the chorus.
After the controversy of padmawati, university syndicate member and BJP MLA Mohan Lal Gupta had proposed rewriting the history curriculum in Rajasthan university to portray Maharana Pratap as the winner of the 1576 battle. Acting Vice Chancellor Rajeshwar Singh said the proposal has been forwarded to the university’s Board of Studies (for critical examination and appropriate decision).
BJP Government is going to WIN Haldighati Battle for Maharana Pratap in Rajasthan University Books after 441 years. So far we studied that the battel was WON by Mughal army of Akbar led by his general Maan Singh.
In historical books evidence are very pure, when new evidence changes comes the history may be re-written. But when you make an evidence just for political millage that means you are re-writing a fake story and wiping out history.
Everyone is proud of Maharana Pratap bravery, as when each and every Rajput ruler has joined Akbar only Maharana Pratap and his Army stood against Akbar’s Mighty Army and fought till death. But BJP is trying to re-write the history and going to teach students that Maharana Pratap won the fight against Akbar’s Army which is just a fake story.
Authoritative texts on medieval history, such as Satish Chandra’s Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals- Mughal Empire (1526-1748), say the Battle of Haldighati was fought between the forces of Akbar led by Man Singh and those of Maharana Pratap, assisted among others by “an Afghan contingent led by Hakim Sur which played a distinctive role”. The battle failed to break the stalemate between Akbar and Rana Pratap, with the latter retreating into the hills of southern Mewar.