Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Maharaja Suraj Mal

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Maharaja Suraj Mal (February 1707–25 December 1763) or Sujan Singh was ruler of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India. He has been described by a contemporary historian as "the Plato of the Jat people" and by a modern writer as the "Jat Odysseus", because of his political sagacity, steady intellect and clear vision.[1] In 1750, after defeating the Mughal army, he forced the signing of a treaty whereby the Mughals agree to pay a handsome fee as war compensation, plus promising not to desecrate Hindu temples in Jat territory.

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Maharaja Suraj Mal (February 1707–25 December 1763) or Sujan Singh was ruler of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India. He has been described by a contemporary historian as "the Plato of the Jat people" and by a modern writer as the "Jat... Odysseus", because of his political sagacity, steady intellect and clear vision.[1] In 1750, after defeating the Mughal army, he forced the signing of a treaty whereby the Mughals agree to pay a handsome fee as war compensation, plus promising not to desecrate Hindu temples in Jat territory.