Author Archives: Adityakrishna Deora

Why historical “Gurjara” is not same as caste-name Gujjar: A Historical Perspective

Gurjara vs Gujjar One has often seen the terms ‘Gurjara’ and ‘Gujjar’ being used interchangeably. Do both terms mean the same thing? If that were the case, then why are these two terms different instead of having just one standard term?A deep dive into history throws up clear answers and tell us the difference between […]

मंडोर में प्रतिहारवंशी क्षत्रियों ने शुरू किया “हमारी विरासत हमारा गौरव अभियान”

“हमारी विरासत हमारा गौरव अभियान” प्रतिहार वंश के लोगो ने शुरू किया अभियान मंडोर में जुटे प्रदेश सहित देशभर से प्रतिहार वंश के लोग इन्दावटी के राणां प्रताप सिंह के आह्वान पर लोगजोधपुर–हमारी विरासत हमारा गौरव अभियान के तहत राणा प्रताप सिंह, ईन्दावटी कोट बेलवा के आह्वान से प्रदेश के कोने-कोने के साथ ही गुजरात,मध्य […]

Emperor Mihirbhoj Pratihāra: Saving his legacy from vote bank politics

Emperor Mihirbhoj Pratihar vote bank politics

The birth anniversary of Rajput Emperor Mihirbhoj Parihar, one of the greatest rulers of the ninth century, is being celebrated across north India on October 18. Celebrations are particularly notable in historical towns of Pratihars (their descendants are now known as Parihar Rajputs) like Mandore, Bhinmal, Kannauj, Gwalior, and Nagod. Ironically, the celebrations have not […]

History explained: The origin of Gurjara-Pratihāra

It is confusion created by politicians and self-proclaimed historians that has unfortunately led to the Gujjar and Rajput communities being at loggerheads with each other over the past few years. The problem started with the distortion of the identity of medieval Rajput Emperor Mihirbhoj Pratihar for narrow political gains. Unsurprisingly, it was BJP, which started […]

जाति नहीं स्थान का बोध कराता है गुर्जर; राजपूत शासक थे प्रतिहार वंश के मिहिरभोज : BHU के इतिहासकार

ग्वालियर में प्रतिहार वंश के शासक मिहिर भोज की प्रतिमा पर गुर्जर जाति के सामने आने के बाद देश भर में बहस छिड़ गई है कि वह क्षत्रिय थे न कि गुर्जर। उधर, 22 सितंबर को मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ गाजियाबाद के दादरी में मिहिर भोज की प्रतिमा का अनावरण करेंगे। प्रतिमा के शिलापट्ट पर गुर्जर […]