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11. Indian Monarchs ( Historical )




49. Balaji Baji Rao - Son of Baji Rao I . His empire was spread upto Bihar, Orissa and Punjab. Was the king from 1740 to 1761.

50. Hyder Ali - He was the king of Mysore who defeated British forces in 1780 but lost to them in 1781. Died in 1782.

51. Tipu Sultan - Son of Hyder Ali. Became king of Mysore in 1782. British forces could defeated him only in the 3rd battle. Because of his bravery, he is known as Shere-Mysore.

52. Rani Laxmi Bai - Took over the reign of Jhansi after the death of her husband Gangadhar Rao. As she had no son, adopted one who was not recognized by the British and ordered to annex Jhansi in British empire. Laxmi Bai fought bravely but lost and killed in 1858 at an early age of 23.

53. Guhil - Established Gehlot dynasty in Mewar in 566 AD.

54. Bappa Rawal - Real name Kalbhoj. A mighty king of Gehlot dynasty, believed to rule Mewar between 734 to 753 AD. He was a devotee of Ekling and ruled in his name as his Deewan (Prime Minister). He defeated the kings of Gazni, Kabul, Kandhar, Iran and Iraq.

55. Ratan Singh - Became king of Chittore in 1302. Allah-uddin Khilji attacked him to abduct his beautiful wife Padmini. Not being able to win he entered the fort making false promises and imprisoned the king. The chieftains Gora and Badal played a trick and disguised themselves as Padmini but were killed in the war that followed. Queen Padmini immolated herself with 16000 other ladies. The event became famous by the name Johar (First shaka of Chittore).

56. Hammir - Was the king of Mewar between 1326 to 1364 AD. He defeated and imprisoned Mohd. Tuglaq when he attacked Mewar Released him after three months taking Ran Thambore and cash in return. The state prospered much in his time.

57. Rana Kumbha - Took charge of Mewar in 1433 Defeated Mehmood Khilji and imprisoned him for six months when he attacked Mewar. In the memory of this victory a memorial was erected called Victory Tower which sill stands. He expanded his empire wining Gujarat, Malwa, Mandu and a part of Delhi, He is remembered  as Surtan (King of Hindus). He was an able administrator as well as had good knowledge of music, arts and architect. He got constructed many forts out of which Kumbhal Garh and Achalgarh forts are famous.



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