The Real History Of Padmavati: Siege Of Chittor By Alauddin Khilji
20, Jan 2020, 7:49 PM IST
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 historically unreliable Padmavat, which claims that Alauddin's motive was to obtain Ratnasimha's beautiful wife Padmavati. But what is the real history of Padmavati?