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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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Greatest Indian Warrior IN History


I have made a list of several Indian kings who were famous for their military achievements throughout the history of India.But what do you think?Who was the greatest warrior king in Indian history?


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Chandragupta:
He founded the Maurya Empire in 321 BC and defeated Seleceus




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Ashoka:
He unified almost whole India under the Maurya Empire in 300 BC




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Kharavela
The king of Kalinga conquered almost whole North and Central India in 200 BC





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Samudragupta
The ruler of the Gupta Dynasty is considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses in Indian
history.He expanded the Gupta Dynasty at its zenith in 4.Century




Harsha Vardhana
After the collapse of the Gupta Dynasty he was able to unify whole North India





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Bappa Rawal
He defeated the arabs in 738 AD in the famous battle of Rajasthan and protected whole India






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Rajendra Chola
He is considered to be the greatest King of the the Chola Empire.
He unified South India and conquered Sri Lanka in 11.Century





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Raja Bhoja
He defeated Salar Masud and protected whole India in 11.Century







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Prithviraj Chauhan
He is commonly known as the last hindu king of Delhi in 12.Century.Even though he lost the second
battle of Tarain against Muhammad Ghori.He was still able to defeat him in the first battle and he
was generally famous for his military campaigns against several indian kings.







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Veera Ballala
He was perhaps the greatest monarch of the Hoysala Dynasty in 13.Century because of his military
successes against several kingdoms.





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Rana Kumbha
The king of Mewar never lost a battle against the muslim invaders in 15.Century during his reign.







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Sri Krishna Deva Raya
During his rule the Vijayanagara Empire expanded and reached its zenith in 16.Century.
Its said that he never lost a battle during his reign.





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Shivaji Chatrapati
The founder of the Maratha Empire won several battles against the Mughals in 17.Century even though he had a smaller army.






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Peshwa Baji Rao
He expanded the Maratha Empire at its zenith in 18.Century.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #2

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I think this list is missing a rather long list of muslim indian commanders.

Personally, my vote would go to someone not on the list : Chandragupta Vikramaditya. Not only did he defeat the fairly powerful and militarily organized Western Satraps dynasty, he is recorded to have defeated the Imperial Sassanids and several equestrian tribes at the north-west of the subcontinent.
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There are a lot of Mughals missing besides many valiant Rajputs of the time who were essentially the knights of India such as Rana Pratap.
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Are there any individual warriors of note?
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Old December 8th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #5
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There are a lot of Mughals missing besides many valiant Rajputs of the time who were essentially the knights of India such as Rana Pratap.
Yeah,you are right.Perhaps I should have included Maharana Pratap
and some Moghuls but I did not have the intention to make a full list of all the great
Indian warriors which is simply impossible to do.By the way Rana Kumbha and Bappa Rawal are Rajput kings.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #6
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Are there any individual warriors of note?
Normally individual warriors who fought for their kings are barely mentioned.
But if I had to choose one military general then I would choose
Baji Prabhu.He sacrificed his life to save the life of his king Shivaji in
the battle against the Mughals.

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Sher Shah Suri.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:02 AM   #8
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Perhaps we should not forget Himu the forgotten hindu hero of medieval North India.
In fact he was able to conquer Delhi in 16.Century and ruled it for several weeks
which would mean that Prithviraj Chauhan wasnt the last hindu king of Delhi.
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Normally individual warriors who fought for their kings are barely mentioned.
But if I had to choose one military general then I would choose
Baji Prabhu.He sacrificed his life to save the life of his king Shivaji in
the battle against the Mughals.

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The Battle of Pavan Khind - the story of this battle is eerily....eerily similar to the battle of Thermopylae, dont you think?

300 vs. thousands... i read somewhere that Prabhu and his 300 soldiers killed over 1,200 Adilshahi - the main battle wasnt against the Mughals, they were just the soldiers that Shivaji and his men encountered as they arrived at Vishalgadh only to find it under siege, by the Mughals. The main battle was against the Bijapuri
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The photo you have posted for Rajendra Chola is actually that of Raja Raja Chola,his father - a great king himself
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