Tatee Talvar (તાતી તલવાર) By Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay...
Book: તાતી તલવાર (Tatee Talvar)
Chandravansh; Saurashtra/Kachchh And Other Areas Of Gujarat
Laxmi Pustak Bhandar
Excerpts from Tatee Talvar:
There was a deadly battle fought in Vikram Samvat 1620 on the land of Saurashtra
between Dhrol thakor (count of Dhrol) Jasaji and Rajraysinh of Halvad.
Thakor Jasaji got dead in that battle by fighting bravely against RaySinh.
Thakor Jasaji was a maternal uncle of RajRaySinh.
Mahakavi Ishardanji (great poet Ishardanji) who have shared the same timespan
wrote a bravery poetry named "Hala Zala' Ra Kundaliya", which is all about
the great bravery shown by Thakor Jasaji as a warrior, against his own nephew.
"Hala Zala Ra' Kundaliya" is considered as one of the best poetries of
Charani (Charanee) language. Shri Motilal Menariya M. A. of Udaipur have
searched for that bravery poetry and consolidated (and published) in the form of a book.
In the preface of that book Shri Menariya have raised a question that
"But the reasons behind the deadly battle found in the history looks
like a myth (of added fantasy). It refers that once when Jasaji and
RaySinh was playing chess, there was a point came and they got into angry discussion.
RaySinh have kept the thing in mind with ill feelings and came later with his
large army from Halvad to Dhrol. Within the boundary of Dhrol then he played
Nagara (Nagada – a Drum like instrument). Proudy Jasaji destroyed the Nagaras.
The incidents are converted in the battle and Jasaji got killed by RaySinh in
the same – this reason seems unacceptable. And the logic and widom of gunius(es)
deny accept the cause. Though, it is well known fact that the Rajputs (Kshatriyas)
were used to got into battle for very tiny (or even silly sometimes) reasons and
the similar cases are found in the history. But there might be a reason apart
from 'Playing Nagara'. So the geniuses of Saurashtra should pay attention to
the stuff and need to research more on the same."
I found that the words of the historical genius have potential within.
And not with the aim to proudly respond him, but to find out and explore the stuff,
I wrote this novel on this chapter of the history.
The historical facts found from VibhaVilas and other historical books and
the factual information found from storytellers, are used, to write this story.
I must say words of thanks to my friend and Isharani Charan (a clan), who
himself is a writer also – Shri Ratubhai Gadhvi, for providing the information about this story.
I heared the incident of Chandramukhi (ChandraMukhee) of Delhi from a storyteller.
I have added the stuff that Chandramukhi was saved by RaySinh.
historical novels were warmly welcomed by the readers and experts (critiques);
that have inspired me.
This tale which lives in the pages of history and and the mouth of the storytellers,
I represent in front of the readers with warm regards.
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This site is dedicated as Online Tribute To The Great Gujarati Author - Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay .
Glimpses of Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay's journey in his own words,
"YOG MANJARI (યોગ મંજરી)".
This semi-biographical, inspirational tale was published as a series of 28 chapters in "Kismat magazine" during 1985-1986.