Our country was once a land of brave kings and queens who took every arrow and blow upon themselves to save their kingdoms from alien powers. Whether it was the British or the Greeks, these Indian kings and queens proved to be great obstacles between them and their cunning plans of taking over the country. Here are 8 kings and queens that Indian history is thankful to for their courage and valour.
Or King Puru or Paurava was the king between the regions of the Hydaspes (Jhelum) and Acesines (Chenab) rivers, which is now Punjab. The famous battle of Jhelum which was fought between him and Alexander is known to be one of the most significant battles in history. The battle was fought despite heavy monsoons lashing the battlefield. King Porus and his resistance made Alexander change his mind and he backed off by offering Porus to join him as a minister in his council.
2. Maharana Pratap
Mewar’s Maharana Pratap never bowed down to Akbar’s demands. Maharana Pratap refused to sign the peace treaty with Akbar which made the Shahenshah plot evil plans against Pratap and his kingdom. It is said that Pratap and his family had to thrive on bread made of grass because his own people turned against them. He bravely fought the Battle of Haldighati, where he lost his beloved horse Chetak.