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Gond Kingdom in South Bundelkhand

In the 14th and 15th centuries AD,  emerged in Central India three dynasties of Gonds who  'Rajputised' themselves by adopting Hindu rituals and marrying into Rajput families.

At the height of its power, one of the Gond dynasties, founded by Sangram Shah and centred in Garha-Mandla (Mandla in MP), controlled a large territory including parts of Sagar and Damoh districts. A conflict with the Mughals was inevitable.

In 1564, the Garha Mandla queen Durgavati, who was of Chandela origin, acting as a regent for her infant son, bravely met Mughal troops in battle. Overpowered and finding her escape route cut off by rising waters of a river, she is said to have killed herself.

Rani Durgavati is one of the heroic figures in this part of MP; a university is named after her in Jabalpur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

| Early History | Chandela Period | Khangars and Early Bundelas | Bundelas and Mughals | Gond Kingdom | Maharaj Chhatrasal | Entry of Marathas | Entry of British | 1857 Revolt | British Rule | Freedom Movement | Bundelkhand State? | Hold of Dacoits |

 
History
> Early History
> Chandela Period
> Khangars and Early Bundelas
> Bundelas and Mughals
> Gond Kingdom
> Maharaj Chhatrasal
> Entry of Marathas
> Entry of British
> 1857 Revolt
> British Rule
> Freedom Movement
> Bundelkhand State?
> Hold of Dacoits