There are lies, dam lies and movie scripts. But most fictional of all is history of India.
Rana Pratap is an iconic Hero of Indian History who is claimed to have lost to Akbar. Actually history is replete with losers. The battles which were won were either forgotten or brushed under the carpet.
The agenda writers were picked up as historians to to write history of India in a way to glorify certain sections and to show India in a poor light. This practice which was started by invaders and unfortunately continued after 1947 as a Colony of Nehru and his descendants. Unfortunately the history being taught in schools continue to be same in 2019 under the Government of Narendra Modi, whose Minister proudly proclaimed that he saw to it that not a comma is changed. Why?
We are taught that Rana Pratap lost the battle with Akbar. The biography of Akbar states otherwise: The biography of Akbar has been compiled by Vincent A. Smith and was published in 1917 by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. According to this author Rana Pratap Singh merely lost a fort but not the battle. Read for yourself: Continue reading →
Akbar was born in Umarkot (Amarkot), a province in Sindh now in Pakistan. It’s local Language is Dhatki which is one of the Rajasthani languages of the Indo-Aryan language family. It is most closely related to Marwari language of Marwar India. Incidently the Umarkot, even today is ruled by a Hindu King i.e. Rana Hameer Singh Shoda. Here is an interview with him:
The biography of Akbar has been compiled by Vincent A. Smith and was published in 1917 by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. In this book (at page 333 onward) he has given details of taste and preferred cuisine of Akbar in these words:
Akbar was extremely moderate in his diet, taking but one substantial meal in the day, which was served when-ever he called for it, not at any fixed hour. The variety of dishes placed at his disposal was of course great, and they were presented with appropriate magnificence and elaborate precautions against poison.
He cared little for flesh food, and gave up the use of it almost entirely in the later years of his life, when he came under Jain influence. The following sayings of his deal with the subject: