Maharana Sangram Singh (12 April 1482 – 30 January 1528) commonly
known as Rana Sanga, was Rana of
Mewar and head of a powerful Hindu
Rajput confederacy in
Rajputana during the 16th century. He belonged
Sisodiya clan of Rajput. Rana ruled between 1508 and 1528.
Rana Sanga succeeded his father, Rana Raimal, as king of
1508. He fought against the
Lodhi dynasty of Delhi Sultanate,
and later against the Mughals.
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittor
Rana Sanga was a grandson of Rana Kumbha. Sanga became the ruler of
Mewar after a battle for succession with his brothers.
On 30 January 1528,
Rana Sanga died in Chittor, apparently poisoned by
his own chiefs who held his plans of renewing the fight with Babur to
be suicidal.[page needed]
It is suggested that had there not been the cannons of Babur, then
Rana Sanga might have achieved a historic victory against Babur.
The historian Pradeep Barua notes that Babur's cannons had put an end
to the outdated trends in Indian warfare.
Pratap Gaurav Kendra
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^ a b Barua, Pradeep (2005). The State at War in South Asia.
University of Nebraska Press. pp. 33–34.