The fourteenth century in India ended with the terrible invasion of Timur Lang. This invasion became such a canker for North India, from which the blood of the soul of India continued to ooze for centuries. Millions of people were killed in northern India by Timur Lang, Hindu pilgrimages were destroyed, cows were killed in large numbers, India's best workers were captured and taken to Samarkand and all the splendor of Delhi was thrown into dust. Due to the departure, the Delhi Sultanate turned into a blazing crematorium. After the return of Timur, till 1947 AD, no Indian power arose that could rule the whole of India by making Delhi the capital. The exception was foreign invaders.
Due to such dilapidated condition of Delhi, there was chaos all over India and the provinces of Bengal, Gujarat, Malwa, Khandesh, Kashmir, Jaunpur, Sindh and Multan situated in the Tapti river valley were established as independent states by abandoning the suzerainty of Delhi. . The Bahmani kingdom and the mighty Vijayanagara Empire emerged in the south.
By this time the Pratiharas, Chauhans and Paramaras had broken their back in Rajputana, but Mewar was at the peak of its rise. The Kachhwahas of Amber and the Rathors of Marwar were in existence for the last few centuries, but they were nothing in front of the power of Mewar. It was in this political background that Rao Jodha was born in the second decade of the fifteenth century. Just four years before his birth, the Sayyid sat on the throne of Delhi, weak in all respects, in whose weak hands the foundations of the Delhi Sultanate were shaken badly and the Sisodis of Mewar got an opportunity to become stronger.
At the time of Rao Jodha's birth, Maharana Kumbha, the strongest of Mewar, was ruling the throne of Mewar. When Rao Jodha's father Ranmal was killed on the signal of Kumbha and the state of Marwar was merged with Mewar, Jodha was a young man of 22 years. It was an impossible task for a destitute, fatherless and stateless prince to extract a resourceless kingdom like Mandore from the molar of a mighty king like Kumbha. Jodha made this seemingly impossible task possible. He and his sons trampled almost the entire Thar desert with the hooves of their horses and established a huge kingdom for themselves.
The descendants of Jodha established their kingdoms far and wide in India. Not only this, the state of Marwar became the third largest state of India. This wonderful king provided such golden pages to the history of India which was not under the control of other kings.
This book is a humble tribute to the same great king 'Rao Jodha' who fought his enemies for three and a half decades and protected the Hindu culture, religion and nation by subjugating the indigenous and foreign powers. Shubham.
-Doctor. Mohanlal Gupta, 63, SardarClub Yojna, Air Force Area, Jodhpur