Some Facts

Some needless controversies:
  • Maryam Zamani also pronounced Mariam Zamani or Mariam-uz-Zamani is not the name of Jahangir's mother, but the title given to Jahangir's mother.

  • Jagat Gosaine, daughter of Motaraja Udai Singh of Jodhpur, better known as Jodh Bai, was the wife of Jahangir and mother of Shah Jahan.

  • Akbar had no Navratnas in his court.

  • There were only two battles in history between Prithviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori. And Ghori was not killed by Prithviraj Chauhan.

  • Slave dynasty is a misnomer for the first Muslim dynasty of Delhi.

  • Rajput kings also had numerous wives as well as concubines. One example is Jodhpur princess Rukmawati Bai better known as Jodh Bibi, a wife of Akbar. She was the daughter of Rao Maldev by his concubine Tipu.

  • Love story of Bajirao Peshwa and the Muslim lady named Mastani is a fact.

  • Taj Mahal was originally the palace of Raja Man Singh which was then in possession of his grand son Raja Jai Singh.

  • Ala-ud-din Khilji had invaded Chittor not for getting possession of its queen Rani Padmini. This story appears to be copied from Muhammad Jayasi's fictional poem Padmavat. It was the Gujarati queen Kamla Devi, that Ala-ud-din fell in love with.

  • Mughals were definitely foreigners. Babur quotes in his Memoirs, "from the time of the blessed Prophet down to the present time, three FOREIGN kings had subdued the country and acquired the sovereignty of Hindustan. One of these was Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. The second was Sultan Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Ghori. I am the third". Unlike the former two, Babur didn't return to his native, instead settled in India. Moreover, he took possession of Delhi from Ibrahim Lodi who was not a Hindu king.

  • Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque was originally a temple. It is clearly mentioned in one of the inscriptions on the Quwwat-ul-Islam that 'the materials of 27 temples were used in the construction of this mosque'.

  • Though the battle of Haldighati was between Akbar the Great and Maharana Pratap, it was Raja Man Singh who fought from Akbar's side.

  • Akbar preferred his grandson Khusrau (Jahangir's son) over his son Jahangir to succeed him.

  • Tipu Sultan was the most powerful enemy of the British in India.