The loss of Prithviraj Chauhan at the hands of Muizuddin Muhammad Ghori in the Second Battle of Tarain changed the face of India for once and for all. Most of our historians publish this fact with great delight that India was under Islamic rule for more than 800 years. A couple of days ago, radical leader Akbaruddin Owaisi reiterated the fact as he thundered, “Those who are asking us to prove our citizenship, let it be known that we Muslims ruled India for 800 years.” However, the question remains – Was this really true? The Islamic rule of 800 years, on the basis of which people like Akbaruddin Owaisi indulge in chest thumping, was neither continuous nor did the Islamists rule over India in its entirety. I In today’s episode, I will prove to you that forget 800 years, the Islamists never ruled us continuously for even 300 years. The truth is that Bharatvarsha was subject to multiple invasions, and we faced insurmountable torture at the hands of the murderous invaders. However, we resisted their onslaught on every occasion, and the struggle for independence that was fought in 1857 wasn’t our first fight against foreign rule. Firstly, we talk about the case of the Turkish Sultanate, established by the victory of Muhammad Ghori in the Second Battle of Tarain. According to the Marxist historians, India was initially under Turkish rule and then the power was usurped by Afghan rulers post the invasion of Timur the Lame in 1398. However, the fact on which they didn’t pay attention or they probably didn’t want the Indians to know about, was that before Timur’s invasion, the Turkish Sultanate was only by name. decline began with the rise of Sultan Muhammad Bin Tughluq. When Tughluq took control of the Turkish Empire in India, his objective was the same as that of tyrants like Sultan Mahmud of Ghaznavi, Muhammad Ghori, Qutub ud Din Aibak, Ghiyas ud Din Balban, Sultan Alauddin Khilji etc. – bring the entire Bharatvarsha under Islamic fold. Sultan Tughlaq was as barbaric and mean as his predecessors. However, unlike some of his predecessors, he wasn’t as mature and calculated in his decisions. Barbarism had crossed every limit in his reign, and the rebellion against under his rule wasn’t now limited to just a few people. To quote RC Majumdar’s observation about the rebellion against the Turkish rule, as mentioned in his own book ‘The Delhi Sultanate – Muhammad Bin Tughluq’, “A national revolt had emerged against Turkish rule, which was backed by regular armies.” Then came the year 1336. This year proved that the War of Indian Independence as fought in 1857 was indeed a struggle for freedom, but it was against the British rule. Maharana Hammir Singh of Mewar fought a fierce battle against the forces of Muhammad bin Tughluq at Singoli. Not only did he land a crushing defeat on the Sultan’s forces, This victory couldn’t be hidden for long, because that very year, inspired by the teachings of Swami Vidyaranya, a disciple of Shringeri Math, two brothers Harihara and Bukka Rai not only staged a revolt This is not all, the brave warrior from Karnataka, Musunuri Kapaya Nayaka also rebelled against the Turkish Sultanate, If we keep these facts in mind, the Turkish Sultanate ruled actually for only 144 years. The Turkish Empire that once stretched to Madurai was soon restricted to merely the city of Delhi and the surrounding areas. The Sayyids were purportedly the rulers of Delhi, but they could never stretch their boundaries beyond the region of Delhi. Likewise, the Afghan rulers, who had deposed the Sayyids in order to take hold of the Sultanate, got restricted to the Ganga Yamuna doab, and before the invasion of Mughals, India was relatively a free nation, or in other words, a confederacy of kingdoms. Another myth that is peddled by the communist historians is that before the onset of the British imperialists, Mughals were the prime power, and they had ruled India for more than 300 years. According to the Marxist historians, the Mughals ruled over India from 1526 to 1857, i.e. approximately 331 yerars. Imagine if this was read by warriors like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Guru Gobind Singh, Rana Raj Singh, Veer Lachit Borphukan etc., they would’ve rolled on the floors laughing. There is no doubt about the fact that the foundation of the Mughal Empire in India was laid in 1526, apart from the fact that the Mughals traversed the length and breadth of the nation under the leadership of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. However, with the ascent of Aurangzeb to the Mughal throne, the desire to be free from foreign rule became prominent yet again, and the second struggle of independence from Mughal Rule began with the ascent of Aurangzeb to the Mughal throne. This struggle was led by warriors from various corners of the nation. At the northern front was the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, who had terrorized the Mughals with his small, but disciplined unit of the martial Sikhs, who became famous as the Khalsa. On the western front, Rana Raj Singh of Mewar led the battle against Mughal rule along with the Marwari braveheart, Durgadas Rathore. At the eastern front, the responsibility to liberate Bharatvarsha fell in the hands of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan, while the southern region was led by none other than the Maratha braveheart, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his force of Maratha Mavlas [warriors]. Despite his tyranny, Aurangzeb couldn’t vanquish them, and with his death, the dream to make the Mughal Empire pan India remained a dream forever. Before the loss of the Marathas to the British forces in the 3rd Anglo Maratha War in 1818, India was mostly free of Mughal rule. The Turkish invaders ruled over most of India for 144 years, and even if you consider the Afghan rule, it didn’t last for more than 250 years. The actual rule of Mughals over India was from 1526 to 1707. . In reality, forget 800 years, the Islamists didn’t rule over India for even 450 years. To quote Romesh Chandra Majumdar’s own observation in his book ‘The Delhi Sultanate’, “The Muslim Sultans of Delhi never ruled over even a major part of India, except during two brief periods of about twenty years each. For the rest, the history of India was really the history of a large number of independent States under both Hindu and Muslim rulers.” There have been endless such facts, that were deliberately hidden from us by the Marxist historians. Slavery is not a circumstance but a mentality. History is just not a story; it is also the continuous process of discovering the ultimate truth. If the history is fictionalized to the extent where one community is shown as the victor while the other is shown as an oppressed loser, the other community is bound to develop an inferiority complex. . The same happened with Bharatvarsha. ‘Dystorians’ like Romila Thapar and Irfan Habib inculcated the inferiority complex within Hindus through in a carefully crafted fashion. However, as said before, history is not just a story but also the exploration of the truth. Whenever one explores anything, one finds facts as well as evidence. When the evidence of courage is revealed along with the facts, then the slave mentality is completely annihilated. This is the tale of telling a lie as the truth, of distorting history as per one’s whims, hiding the bravery of the brave warriors of India as well as inculcating the feeling of slavery among Indians, especially Hindus. I shall continue to bring such tales with further episodes of Untold History.