Prithviraj Chauhan: The Emperor of Hearts by Anuja Chandramouli
Be the first to ask a question about Prithviraj Chauhan He was one of most powerful kings of India and stories of his exploits have reached .. The characters grow on you as you read on based on a string of episodes in their lives Then Yogita is not Sanyogita and Prithvi never kidnapped her from Jaichand's home. Prithviraj Chauhan Prithvirāja III (reign. c. The first military achievement of Prithviraj was his suppression of a revolt by his cousin . Two-third of his warriors sacrificed their life in fight against the Gahadavala army, allowing him to Mandovara and the Mughal chief Mudgala Rai, but these stories appear to be pure fiction. But he had had a daughter who had married the King of Ajmer, and Prithvi Rai was her son. Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin the choice of Ajmer for the center of his spiritual mission He asked one of his followers to go and fight with that men. . A story has been propagated that due to Khwaja wished that none of the camels.
I Prithviraj chauhan was a very fascinating book. I was astonished by the growth of karpuradevi from a awkward unhappy wife to a powerful selfish queen. And i hated her there.
I hated the outcome still it made me respect her just a tiny bit. Prithviraj was also the same. His growth from a newborn to a both ruthless and kind king was so remarkable. In this book most characters had grey shades. But still sometimes I found myself sympathesing with Prithviraj.
About the burden of expectations he had to carry through out his life! I wanted the culprits to be punished severely. I was so engrossed in this bookenjoying alot when prithvi lost his virginity to a courtesan soon after Yogitha broke up with him. I was baffled and angry. I lost some enthusiasm then. I was recovering little by little when second ONS happend. I think I should have expected this concubines, multiple wives etc. Still the author has a natural way of telling a story beautifully.
The action scenes and little details about that era was also well written.
Prithviraj Chauhan: The Emperor of Hearts
Recommended to all who love historical stories with war ,victorypower struggle,betrayal and of course passion. Paramardi's brother-in-law ruler of modern-day Orai ; Mahil Parihar who harboured ill-will against Paramardi instigated the king to go ahead with the attack. Prithviraj defeated Udal's contingent, and then left for Delhi.
Subsequently, unhappy with Mahil's scheming, Udal and his brother Alha left the Chandela court. They started serving Jaichandthe Gahadavala ruler of Kannauj.
Mahil then secretly informed Prithviraj that Chandela kingdom had become weak in absence of its strongest generals.
Prithviraj invaded the Chandela kingdom, and besieged Sirsagarh, which was held by Udal's cousin Malkhan. After failing to win over Malkhan through peaceful methods and losing eight generals, Prithviraj captured the fort. The Chandelas then appealed for a truce, and used this time to recall Alha and Udal from Kannauj. In support of the Chandelas, Jaichand dispatched an army led by his best generals, including two of his own sons. The combined Chandela-Gahadavala army attacked Prithviraj's camp, but was defeated.
After his victory, Prithviraj sacked Mahoba. According to the various legends, Paramardi either died or retired shortly after the attack. Prithviraj returned to Delhi after appointing Pajjun Rai as the governor of Mahoba. Later, Paramardi's son recaptured Mahoba. The Madanpur inscriptions establish that Prithviraj sacked Mahoba, but historical evidence indicates that he did not occupy Mahoba or Kalinjar.
It is known that Paramardi did not die or retire immediately after the Chauhan victory; in fact, he continued ruling as a sovereign nearly a decade after Prithviraj's death. Prithviraj was not able to annex the Chandela territory to his kingdom. This implies that the two kings were previously at war. The Veraval inscription states that Bhima's prime minister Jagaddeva Pratihara was "the moon to the lotus-like queens of Prithviraja" a reference to the belief that the moon-rise causes a day-blooming lotus to close its petals.
Prithviraj's marriage to her led to a rivalry between the two kings. Ojha dismissed this legend as fiction, because it states that Ichchhini was a daughter of Salakha, while Dharavarsha was the Paramara ruler of Abu at the time. Singh, on the other hand, believed that Salakha was the head of another Paramara branch at Abu.
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To avenge these murders, Bhima invaded the Chahamana kingdom and killed Prithviraj's father Someshvara, capturing Nagor in the process. This is known to be historically false, as the reign of Bhima II lasted nearly half a century after Prithviraj's death. Similarly, historical evidence suggests Bhima II was a child at the time of Someshvara's death, and therefore, could not have killed him.
The Mohils are a branch of the Chauhans the Chahamanasand it is possible the inscriptions refer to the battle described in Prithviraj Raso. According to Kharatara-Gachchha-Pattavali, a chief named Abhayada once sought Jagaddeva's permission to attack and rob the wealthy visitors from Sapadalaksha country the Chahamana territory.
In response, Jagaddeva told Abhayada that he had concluded a treaty with Prithviraj with much difficulty. Jaggadeva then threatened to have Abhayada sewn in a donkey's belly if he harassed the people of Sapadalaksha. Historian Dasharatha Sharma theorized that the Chahamana-Chaulukya conflict ended with some advantage for Prithviraj, as Jagaddeva appears to have been very anxious to preserve the treaty.
Partha-Parakrama-Vyayoga by his younger brother Prahaladana describes Prithviraj's night attack on Abu. This attack, according to the text, was a failure for the Chahamanas.
It probably happened during the Gujarat campaign of Prithviraj. According to a legend mentioned in Prithviraj Raso, Prithviraj eloped with Jayachandra's daughter Samyogitaleading to a rivalry between the two kings. King Jaichand Jayachandra of Kannauj decided to conduct a Rajasuya ceremony to proclaim his supremacy.
Prithviraj refused to participate in this ceremony, and thus, refused to acknowledge Jaichand as the supreme king. Jaichand's daughter Samyogita fell in love with Prithviraj after hearing about his heroic exploits, and declared that she would marry only him.
Jaichand arranged a swayamvara husband-selection ceremony for his daughter, but did not invite Prithviraj. Nevertheless, Prithviraj marched to Kannauj with a hundred warriors and eloped with Samyogita. Two-third of his warriors sacrificed their life in fight against the Gahadavala army, allowing him to escape to Delhi with Samyogita.
In Delhi, Prithviraj became infatuated with his new wife, and started spending most of his time with her. He started ignoring the state affairs, which ultimately led to his defeat against Muhammad of Ghor.
Prithviraja Vijaya mentions that Prithviraj fell in love with the incarnation of an apsara Tilottamaalthough he had never seen this woman and was already married to other women. According to historian Dasharatha Sharmathis is probably a reference to Samyogita.
However, this legend is not mentioned in other historical sources such as Prithviraja-Prabandha, Prabandha-Chintamani, Prabandha-Kosha and Hammira-Mahakavya. Singh, there might be some historical truth in this legend, as it is mentioned in three different sources. All three sources place the event sometime before Prithviraj's final confrontation with Muhammad of Ghor in CE.
No historical records suggest existence of these persons. This is historically inaccurate, as Delhi was annexed to the Chahamana territory by Prithviraj's uncle Vigraharaja IV. The claim about his daughter's marriage to Prithviraj appears to have been concocted at a later date. During its march to Gujarat, the Ghurid army appears to have passed through the western frontier of the Chahamana kingdom, as evident by the destruction of several temples and sacking of the Bhati -ruled Lodhruva.
However, it does not mention any military engagement between the two kingdoms. Prithviraj's chief minister Kadambavasa advised him not to offer any assistance to the rivals of the Ghurids, and to stay away from this conflict.
He shifted his base from Ghazna to Punjab, and made attempts to expand his empire eastwards, which brought him into conflict with Prithviraj. The envoy tried to convince Prithviraj to "abandon belligerence and pursue the path of rectitude", but was unsuccessful. As a result, Muhammad decided to wage a war against Prithviraj. Jami-ul-Hikaya and Taj-ul-Maasir mention only the second battle of Tarain, in which Prithviraj was defeated. However, the Hindu and Jain writers state that Prithviraj defeated Muhammad multiple times before being killed: Muhammad invaded the Chahamana kingdom seven more times, but was defeated each time.
However, his ninth invasion succeeded. The Prithviraja Prabandha states that the two kings fought 8 battles. The Prabandha Kosha claims that Prithviraj captured Muhammad 20 times, but was himself imprisoned during the 21st battle.
The Surjana Charita and Prithviraj Raso also enumerate 21 battles. The Prabandha Chintamani gives the number of battles as While these accounts seem to exaggerate the number, it is possible that more than two engagements took place between the Ghurids and the Chahamanas during Prithviraj's reign.
He placed it under the charge of Zia-ud-din, the Qazi of Tulaksupported by horsemen. When Prithviraj learned about this, marched towards Tabarhindah with his feudatories, including Govindaraja of Delhi. According to the 16th century Muslim historian Firishtahis force comprisedhorses and 3, elephants. He set out with an army, and encountered Prithviraj's forces at Tarain. Muhammad of Ghor was injured and forced to retreat.
This view is strengthened by the fact that he made little preparations for any future clash with Muhammad of Ghor. According to Prithviraj Rasoduring the period preceding his final confrontation with the Ghurids, he neglected the affairs of the state and spent time in merry-making. According to Tabaqat-i Nasirihe gathered a well-equipped army ofselect AfghanTajik and Turkic horsemen over the next few months. The 16th century Muslim historian Firishta estimated the strength of Prithviraj's army ashorses and 3, elephants, in addition to a large infantry.
Muhammad insisted that he needed time to confer his Ghazna -based brother Ghiyath al-Din. According to Firishta, he agreed to a truce until he received an answer from his brother.
However, he planned an attack against the Chahamanas. This gave the Chahamanas an impression that the Ghurid army was still encamped, observing the truce.