BETRAYAL OF FOOLISH RANI ROOPMATI AND HER LOVE FOR THE ISLAMIC COWARD AND MURDERER BAZ BAHADUR
SCENE : MANDU THE ANCIENT HINDU FORT OF CENTRAL PROVINCE !!
Rani Rupmati, also spelt Roopmati, was a Hindu singer of Malwa. Baz Bahadur, ever so fond of music, was the last independent ruler of Mandu. Once out hunting, Baz Bahadur chanced upon a shepherdess frolicking and singing with her friends. Smitten by both her enchanting beauty and her melodius voice, he begged Roopmati to accompany him to his capital. Roopmati agreed to go to Mandu on the condition that she would live in a palace within sight of her beloved and venerated river, Narmada. Thus was built the Rewa Kund at Mandu.
AKBAR'S GENERAL .. Adham Khan was prompted to conquer Mandu partly due to stories of Rupmati's beauty. When Adham Khan marched on the fort Baz Bahadur met him with his small force and was defeated and coward Baz Bahadur fled to Chittorgarh to seek help. As Adham khan came to Mandu, was surprised by the beauty of Roopmati and Rani Roopmati stoically poisoned herself to avoid capture.,
Thus ending the magical love story ended in the betrayal of Roopmati's foolish confidence in her choosen husband who abandoned her for the safety of his other henchmen ...and this story is repeated with every woman who goes to the MLECHHAS !!
PAINTING : The Defeat of Baz Bahadur of Malwa by the Mughal Troops, while Rani Roopmati, and her female companions, view the scene from the terrace of the fort. 1561- Akbarnama, ca 1590-95.
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