Delhi Sultanate

Siege of Chittorgarh
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1303 Jan 28 - Aug 26

Siege of Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

In 1303, the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khalji captured the Chittor Fort from the Guhila king Ratnasimha, after an eight month long siege. The conflict has been described in several legendary accounts, including the historic epic poem Padmavat, which claims that Alauddin's motive was to obtain Ratnasimha's beautiful wife Padmavati; this legend is considered historically inaccurate by most historians.

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Last Updated: Tue Sep 20 2022