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Durgadas Rathod: An embodiment of valour

DNMUM396310 | 9/10/2017 | Author : Aneesh Gokhale | WC :733

The Rajput who freed Jodhpur from Mughal rule
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It seemed like a scene straight out of a movie. The night was dark and rain fell incessantly. A Rajput noble, Durgadas Rathod, tensely guarded an infant wrapped in a shawl and his mother and step mother. The group, along with a few dozen armed Rajputs, stealthily made their way out of Delhi, many fighting Mughal troops and dying in the process. The infant was Ajit Singh, heir to the throne of Jodhpur and the region of Marwar. But his life was in danger, for the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb wanted to finish the Jodhpur dynasty!
In 1678, the powerful Rajput ruler of Jodhpur, Raja Jaswant Singh, died near the Khyber Pass. He was childless and Aurangzeb saw this as a godsend opportunity to put Jodhpur under Delhi’s direct rule. Mu
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