India's Historic Battles: From Alexander the Great to Kargil

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Orient Blackswan, 2004 - Battles - 201 pages
Battles Are Central To Warfare. This Book Describes Twelve Great Battles Which Changed The Course Of India`S History. The Book Takes Recent Researches Into Technology, Military Theory And Demography Into Account; The Author Also Moves Freely Across Space And Time In His Analyses. Could Paurava And Alexander`S Clash On The Jhelum In 326 Bc Have Anything In Common With The Normandy Landings Of June 1944? Do Events In 1557, When Hemu Was Fighting The Mughals, Remind Us Of The Siege Of Leningrad In 1943? Was The Japanese Response To Netaji`S Ina Affected By The Presence Of Chiang Kai Sheik?.

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Birth Place & Caste of Hemu ??
Some learned historians/writters claim that Hemu was born at Machheri Village of Alwar in 1501 and spent his youth in Reewari ( Haryana) . His father , a Brahmin
, was a purohit. He was unable to earn sufficient income to feed his family mainly due to persecution of Hindu religious ceremonies by mugals. Therefore he started trading in food/salt and Hemu became saltpeter on street. ( wikipedia,the free encyclopaedia/
(These learned historians/writters fail to establish any reliable connections/ relations between Adil Shah,the ruler of Sasaram & Hemu with Alwar or Rewari . It is a matter of common sense that only closed and trusted friends since childhood would be appointed as Prime Minister cum Military chief of any Ruler especially Mugal ones. Since Adil Shah was born & bought up in Sasaram so Hemu must have belonged to Sasaram or near about area . However Hemu’s wife might have got refuge/shelter in Reewari after an escape from Delhi in 1556.As far as his caste is concerned normally it is traditionally perceived that those engaged in business/trading about six centuries ago were from Bania/Vanik or vaishya and not from Brahmin community. Thus the Rauniyar’s century old claim that Hemu was their legend, seems to be not out of contention.However a detailed investigation/research is required .

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