CONTENTS:- 1. The story of the battle of Haldighati. 2. Controversies concerning the battle of Haldighati. 3. Four maps depicting the terrain and the battle. 4. The Maharana and the muse. 5. Annexure.
The battle of Haldighati, unlike any other battle in the military history of warfare, has aroused the greatest and most multifaceted interest. This single occasion has raised issues of social context, the composition of opposing forces, the efficiency of execution of the adopted strategy and tactics and finally most touchingly the acts of unparalleled bravery, unmatched sacrifices and unimaginable fighting skills of a few individuals who participated in this battle. All these issues have assumed tremendous significance, as time goes by, for a lot of us.
In terms of each of the above aspects, this momentous battle, fought in June 1576 A.D. at Khamnor, has assumed awesome proportions to a researcher of history. The author has very manfully tackled this highly complex and often contradictory versions floated by many in the past. What is most commendable is the commitment, dedication and above all the authenticity and originality of approach by Shri Kesri Singhji of Mundiyar.