Author Archives: Adityakrishna Deora

Emperor Mihirbhoj Pratihar: Saving his legacy from 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 Pratihara

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 […]