ChittodNee RanGarjana (ચિત્તોડની રણગર્જના) By Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay...
|Book: ચિત્તોડની રણગર્જના (ChittodNee RanGarjana)
SuryaVansh/SooryaVansh; Mevad (Mewar/Mevaar/Mevar), Marvad (Marvaad), Other Areas Of Rajasthan
||Laxmi Pustak Bhandar
||Rajasthan, suryavansh RoopRanee Padminee
Excerpts from ChittodNee RanGarjana:
In my this historical novel, which is complete in itself but the tale goes ahead
in continuity of my previous novel "Jay Chittod" the lifespans
of the kings of Mevad (Mewad / Mewar / Mewaad) from the brave Chittod
(chittaud / Chittor/ Chittor / ChittodGadh / Chittorgarh / ChittaurGarh)
winner Sooryavanshi (suryavanshi / Sooryavanshee / Suryavanshee)
kshatriya Maharana Bapa Rawal (Bappa Rawal / Bapa Raval / Bappa Raval) to his
descendent Rawal TejSinh; are focused. In this historical novel, the lifespans and bravery tales along
with biographical facts about Maharaja SamarSinh Rawal (descendent of Rawal TejSinh) to
his 17th descendent Maharaja HameerSinh (Maharana HamirSinh) are explored.
By understanding my responsibility to keep the historical values of historical
incidents and the (historical) facts about the characters of this historical novel,
I have tried my level best to preserve the same, by referring most respective historical
evidences (and mentioned the historical stuff, based on the same).
Modern historias are not agree with the famous historical facts kept
(and preserved) by BhatCharans (a clan – which keeps the history of the
family lineage they are associated with) about MevadPati (MewadPati / MewarPati – King of Mewad)
Maharaja SamarSinh Rawal. Especially the deepest research by Kaviraja
ShyamalDasji Mahamahopadhyay presents the important factual details which are different
(than that of found from the BhatCharans).
On the other hand, in the famous bravery poetry "Pruthveeraj Rasa" which is
respected and authenticated by the researchers and people of Bharat (India);
the king of Chittod (Chittor / Chittaud) Maharana SamarSinh has been referred
to be in the same time span of Pruthveeraj Chauhan (Prithviraj Chauhan) and
they both have had good relations with each other. There are some other praise tales
(and praise poetries) which refers the same facts. In addition, (the respected)
historian of Rajasthan, Col. Tod (Colonel James Tod) have authenticated the great
bravery poetry "Pruthveeraj Rasa" which was created by ChandBardai (Chand Bardai);
in his historical books. But still Kaviraj Shyamaldasji is not agree with the stuff
from "Pruthveeraj Rasa" (about Maharana SamarSinh). He also believes that "Pruthveeraj Rasa"
is not a creation of ChandBardai (Chand Bardai), but (it is made by) some other Charan poet.
The genius historian (Kaviraj Shyamaldasji) presents many evidences to prove his point
and is keen to have us (knowledge of) true facts only. There is no danger in accepting
the historical facts which are mentioned in "Pruthveeraj Rasa" which is accepted by
almost all, as amazing and interesting bravery poetry, based on true historical facts
only; and it is a monument of belief for not only the people of Bharat (people of India)
but also respected historians of Bharat (historians of India). As when compared other
creations of ChandBardi (Chand Bardai) with "Pruthveeraj Rasa"; the styles of writing
(the Chhandas) of other praise poetries by ChandBardai (chand Bardai) matches with
the same of "Pruthveeraj Rasa". It makes us believe that "Pruthveeraj Rasa" is a great
poetry by great poet ChandBardai (Chand Bardai) only.
Especially, "Pruthveeraj Rasa" is amazing part of literature and is considered as one of
the gems of history of Bharat (history of India). The stuff mentioned in it, is accepted
and authenticated by respected historians. Based on this stuff, I also have mentioned
(in this book) that Maharana SamarSinh and Pruthveeraj Chauhan (Prithviraj Chauhan)
both belonged to the same time span. I am satisfied that this stuff is not only
interesting in aspects of a novel but also based on the authenticated historical
evidences as well.
Col. Tod (Colonel James Tod) – the author of the great encycloipedia – history of Rajasthan,
authenticates the writing found from the books of BhartCharans and VahiVanchas (VaheeVanchas).
Of course, the stuff found from the same is mostly added with fantasy and amazing facts.
It is also in the form of a story to tell, which makes it's historical values very low
(and will found more interesting to the people). But what can be done here?
As BharatDesh (the country of India) respects the ancestors, but it is found
somehow irresponsible in keeping the up-to-date history (with true facts written within).
Hence (we) have to rely on the resources available. And luckily praise tales and praise poetries,
the statements of donations, the writing on the stones, the monuments and the historical
stuffs (remaining) helped a lot to the historians and researchers.
In the family lineage the name of RatnaSinh (RatanSinh) comes after the brave king SamarSinh Rawal.
As he have ruled for a very little, there is no specific events found in his life
(which can be explored, or are important); hence the biography of his (RatnaSinh's)
descendent Rawal KarnSinh (KarnaSinh or KaranSinh) is explored more and it
is widespreaded for both the generations.
The Rajput ladies, who are the inseparable part of the prideful and splendid history of
Bharatiya Rajputs. The brave (the other name of the power) Rajput ladies deserve such a
great respect that even words are lacked to describe the same. There is no way to
measure the greatness of these great ladies. They are beyond the boundaries.
As the great and respectable lady for Bharatiya people (people of India);
who was the owner of the beauty which was able to conquer the universe;
the incredible beauty and the queen of Chittod (Chittaud / Chittor / Chittaur)
Maharanee Padminee (Maharani Padmini) was considered as the wife of RatnaSinh by Kavi Shyamaldasji.
But most of the historian believe that she was wife of Maharana BheemSinh, son of Rana LaxmanSinh.
I also have accepted the view, authenticated by the majority and I kept the bravery poety
which is very famous in Bharat (India) named "Khuman Rasa" and the history authored by
Col. Tod (Colonel James Tod) as the base (and the support).
Well, I believe that the disputes about the times of existence, and the internal relations
of the family lineages are not as much important. (But) The (real) pride of the history of
Sooryavanshee (Sooryavanshi / Suryavanshi) lineage of the rulers of Chittod (Chittaud / Chittor / Chittaur)
lies into the sacrifices and the bravery shown by Rajput males and females both,
their desperate power and courage. (And it is the continuous source of inspiration for all the
Bharatiyas – all the Indians).
These glimpses of history of brave Indians are the source of inspiration for the brave
countrymen to desperately fight to keep (and get) the independence. This inspiration is the root of Bharatiya Asmita
(Pride of India). These sources of inspiration for the fighting (for the pride and independence
of the motherland) have played a vital role in defeating the foreign attackers
(who attacked the golden land of India frequently).
During the ruling time of the king of Mevad (Mewad / Mewar / Mewaad) LaxmanSinh,
Allauddin have attacked (the kingdom of Mevad). In that deadly battle, the brave
Rajput warriors have sacrificed their lives by doing "Kesariya" in order to save
their family pride, values and the independence of the motherland. When all the great
efforts have not been able to prevent the defeat of Chittod (Chittaud / Chittor / Chittaur),
the brave Rajput ladies led by queen Padmini (Maharani Padmini / Maharani Padminee)
have sacrificed their lives to the lap of fire (instead of getting caught by the attackers).
Afterwards, Maharaa AriSinh, the brave successor of Maharana LaxmanSinh have shown utmost
bravery and got the kingdom of Chittod (Chittaud / Chittor / Chittaur) back under his
rule by defeating the enemies. This way he have received back the pride of (bravery of)
Mevad (Mewad / Mewar / Mewaad) and Sisodiya Rajputs as well.
My this historical novel explores this period of time. Whereever there were difference and
disputes found in the historical information, facts and results, I have respected the value
of the historical evidences (to explore it). I did my level best to weave the authentic stuff
only (in the book) and the success of the novel can be considered in the same proportion.
Well, if I talk a little personal, I have been grown up in the environment surrounded by Rajput (Kshatriya)
families. So I can claim, that I am familiar with the qualities, values and the way of living
of the same (as I have experienced it). Of course, the Rajput families also are not complete; even improper
qualities have also made their home there. Still, I am in favor of the qualities like the
bravery, quality of keeping promises, being genuine, sacrifices and loving independence
(found in them – Rajputs / Kshatiryas). And I have really good feelings for this clan.
That's why when I was writing the incidents like Maharani Padmini (Mahrani Padminee)'s
entry into the fire and other, my feelings and heart had gone out of control
(I got very emotional).
I am feeling great and lucky that as an author (or writer) I got the opportunity to
explore and write the great characters of the brave kshatriya warriors and the great
kshatriya ladies, who were really brave and can go to any extent to save their character.
These all great stuffs have always made the Bharatiya MahaPraja (the people of India)
fascinated and inspired. I am considering it as the great achievement of my life
(that I got the chance write about all them). I am also thankful to Shri Dhanrajbhai
Kothari who is my friend and owner of Laxmi Pustak Bhandar – the publication house,
who have published the series of historical novels (authored by me) about the
Sooryavanshi (Suryavanshi / Sooryavanshee / Suryavanshee) kshatriyas and its royal bloodline.
In the same series I have planned a novel named "Mevad No JayJayKar" to explore
the historical period in continuity. (Which starts) From the brave Rana HameerSinh (HamirSinh)’s ruling time.
I am feeling glad to present this complete in itself novel to the readers who loves
(and love to explore) the history.
Chapterwise Information about ChittodNee RanGarjana:
||Heart Of The Chapter Titlle In English
||To Be Proud Of
||The Signs Of Storm
||The Visionary Eye
||The Courageous Combatant
||The Bad Feelings
||The Mysterious Future
||In The Fantasy
||Tale By Veerbhadra
||The Brave Lady
||Cherishing The Victory
||Fire Of The War
||The Count Of The Castle
||Beauty With Character
||The Bad Guy
||Violating The Trust
||Thursty For Blood
||Gora-Badal (The Warrior Duo)
||The Dangerous Game
||Shouting With Dare
||Hameer - The Son The Family Proud Of
||The Daring Chittod
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