If there are names in history we should ever remember, there are few names we should never forget. Taimur Lang is one such name. He was responsible for one of the single largest genocides in the world. he had set his sight on the ultimate prize of the times i.e. Bharata…but do we know he was beaten, wounded and chased out of India, in a way no invader dared to attack for the next 150 years.
it was his great grandson Babur who finally returned to attack once again.
The leftist and colonial historians did all they could to cover this tale. all original ancient Kshatriya Gurjar name & their glorious history of Gurjaradesa(today’s Gujarat) do not exist in mainstream history. They recorded only some heroic but lost efforts to resist invaders, and taught to children of how Indian Kshatriyas have fought valiantly but eventually lost to invaders.
The heroes who beat Taimur Lang – the world’s most dangerous invader, out of India were army led by Veer Gurjar Jograj Singh Pawar and Ram Pyari Gurjar.
This history is unique for two reasons.
- Firstly, all Indian castes and communities of India had united to form a private army to face and eventually defeat these large forces of barbarian invaders.
- Nextly this was perhaps the first time in recorded history in which a all female regiment of 40,000 women was formed and commanded by Gurjari Rampyari Chauhan fought a war and had uniquely emerged victorious….
Taimur Lang (his lineage is called Timurid dynasty), in 1398 AD invaded Bharatha. He had made it to Delhi, started to commit mass genocide, there was daily killing of more than 100,000 + captives, including women and children – mountains of skulls were made of these hapless locals.
On hearing of this invasion and genocide, A panchayat was called under Gurjar Raja of Meerut and a voluntary army was raised to fight these murderous invaders.
Jograj Singh Pawar was chosen Supreme Commander General of this army – he was a renowned wrestler. Folk tales says He was 7 feet, 9 inches tall. His armor and weapons were of such heavy weight and large size that people of today cannot even lift, he had chopped off multiple soldiers of Taimur’s army with a single swing of his huge, heavy sword.
Many generals and leaders were chosen from different caste and social status to lead small battalions.
Rampyari Gurjar was chosen to lead the regiment of the 40,000 strong women army.
the Eminent Scholar Poet Chandra Bhat was chosen as the official Bard. He wrote an eye witness account of the war with Taimur.
They all took oath to remember kshatriya dharma as taught by Shri Krishna in Bhagavadgita and to fight till their last breath.
The troops under various commands and generals, spread out to Delhi, to Meerut, to Muzzafarnagar, to Saharanpur and Haridwar. On reaching these places, they fought with the armies of Taimur, and using Guerilla warfare against a much larger, experienced invader army.
The women wing of army poisoned the waters on way right to Hardwar which killed the Taimur’s soldiers who drank it. Three heroic battles took place simultaneously.
THE BATTLE OF DELHI:
At that time Taimur’s forces were looting Delhi, 20,000 warriors of Jograj Singh’s army made a surprise attack on the forces of Taimur in the middle of the night and killed 9,000 of them. As soon as dawn came, these heroic soldiers escaped and returned to outside the city walls. The battle carried on like this for three days.
Timur was very upset with these attacks, he left Delhi and advanced toward Meerut to destroy these guerilla tactic warriors.
THE BATTLE OF MEERUT:
Taimur with his powerful army of over 100,000 soldiers and large stocks of weaponry, advanced towards Meerut. Taimur’s army was attacked heavily and not given any space to breathe.
The battles continued all through the day, every day. Wherever the Army of Taimur would stop for the night, Jograj Singh’s army would attack and uproot them.
The heroic Devis led by Rampyari handled supplies and would deliver food and war material to their soldiers wherever they were. They would also attack and loot the supplies of the enemy.
500 horsemen were used for keeping everyone together and to pass information and instructions to these dispersed heroic forces. Gurjar women made sure that supplies were not reaching the army of Taimur and they started to go hungry.
Getting increasingly frustrated, Taimur advanced onwards towards Haridwar, which was the home Jograj Singh Pawar, in attempt to crush the head of attacking Indian forces.
THE BATTLE OF HARIDWAR:
Here too Taimur met with resistance and tack from Gurjar forces. The army of Tiamur however eventually reached Jwalapur, which is 5 kms south of Haridwar.
At this spot, three major battles were fought with the army of Taimur to stop him from reaching the holy land of Haridwar.
- Harbir Singh Gulia, along with 25,000 warriors, made a fierce attack on a big group of Taimur’s horsemen. Taimur was protected by a large force of his very best warriors and horsemen. Harbir Singh Gulia broke through these protective forces and hit Timur on his chest with a spear, grieviously wounding him and Taimur almost fell off under his own horse, his army’s commander Khijra, managed to save him.
Harbir Singh was attacked by large number of soldiers he got severely wounded and fell unconcious in battle field. Upon hearing this Jograj Singh rushed to the scene and rescued unconscious Harbir Singh. However a few hours later, the hero warrior Harbir Singh Gulia achieved martyrdom.
- Soon after this, in the Jungles of Haridwar, the guard of Taimur were attacked by Dhula Dhardi with a small force of 190 soldiers. They managed to kill a large number of the Taimur’s guard but all 190 of these valiant soldiers achieved martyrdom.
- In the third battle, Taimur made a final attempt to attack & destroy Haridwar but Jograj Singh and Rampyari, their heroic warriors bravely defended the revered pilgrimage place..they fiercely attacked the army of Taimur. Their strength shocked & scared the barbarians, they fled the battleground.
In this final & fiercest battle, the hero commander Jograj Singh Pawar said to have suffered 45 wounds but he kept his senses to motivate his forces. They did not allow Taimur’s army to touch the banks of the holy Ganga.
Taimur’s decimated, defeated fled away by way of the Hills. This fleeing army of Taimur were chased from Haridwar right upto Ambala to ensure their final exit from these lands. Taimur never returned back and there were no invasion of India for another 150 years.
In this fierce battle Atleast 35,000 of the heroic Indian warriors were martyred.
In these battles, Indian warriors sent over 70,000 of these barbarian enemy forces to the rivers of death. and with them, the dreams of Taimur to capture, convert & loot Indian lands completely were fully swept away.
Dr Sindhu Prashanth