Wikipedia article "Gurjara Pratihara" Oct 26, 2010 11:57:32 GMT 5.5
Post by AP Singh on Oct 26, 2010 11:57:32 GMT 5.5
Oct 7, 2010 17:47:30 GMT 5.5 @Andrewmina said:Famous Alberuni (1030AD) tells us that there was a Guzerat (gujrat) having capital BAZANA wrritten by Arab Historian/Geographers as 'NARAYANA" which was 28 Farsang ( 114 KM ) from Kannuj in between Gwalior and Ujjain .
Bazna is nothing but Bayana which was very important town of Gujjar Empire. Gujjar Dahimas ( Dhmamas ) were the rulers of the place.
Kachwaha Rajputs forst became Governor of Akbar and were never reffered anywhere in any historical record earlier. If they were such a prominent ruling clan they must have been mentioned in babarnama but unfortunately there is no mention of Kachwaha or Rathor Rajput clan in the Memoirs of Babar. That is clear that they new entrants in the service of Mughals after Babar won the War.
Rajputana was part of Gujerat only and it is named so by the Britishers after 1857. Rajput word is not reffered in history even once in the first milennium of the century. All the ruling clans Like Gujjar Chauhans, Chandillas, Parmars, Nagra, Prathihars, Bhatti, Solankis, Tanwars were only Gujjars and were fuedatory of Gujjar Pratihars.
Prince Jaipal, who attacked Gazni, but his armies were routed by severe frost wave and thus had to retreat was a Gujjar Pratihar Prince of Kannauj. Trilochana Pal who defeated Mehmud on three occassions was his grand nephew and was the real grand son of his brother Gujjar Samrat Vijay Pal of Kannauj, who is also mentioned as overlord in Alwar inscription of Mathandeva of Pratihar subclan of Gujjars.
Folklores and Prithviraj raso are based on the stories fabricated by the bards of hindu servants of Mughals, commonly reffered as Rajputs in Indian history. Prithviraj raso was banned by Buhler since it does not relate any historical fact and the language used itself is of 17th. century. Prithiraj Raj Chauhan was the last Gujjar prince of Gujjar Chauhan clan. His descendents today mostly lives on the hills of Alwar from where his younger brother mounted a surprised attack on the forces of Kutubudin Aibak and ousted the his Gola ( illegitimate son of him) from Ajmer, who was appointed as Muslim Governor of Kannauj. Later Hariraj, the younger brother of Prithviraj of Gujjar Chauhan clan was defeated and this Gola ( his illegitimate son) was made governor of Ranthambore by Aibak. These Golas were not reffered as Gujjars in history and were called by a different name. These facts iare very well recorded by Ferrista.