Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
1. Who was Tanaaji Malusare? Discuss the significant role played by him in the Battle of Singhagad? (250 words)
Why this question:
A Bollywood movie was released recently based on Subedar Taanaji Malusare. Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss details of who was Subedar Taanaji Malusare and his contributions to the battle of Singhagad and its outcomes.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain who Tanaaji Malusare was.
He was a Maratha military leader and a close aide of Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Hailing from the Malusare clan, Taanaji is popularly remembered for the Battle of Singhagad that took place in the year 1670.
In the battle, Taanaji fought against Udaybhan Rathore, a formidable Rajput warrior, who was put in charge of Fort Kandhana (later named Singhagad) by Jai Singh.
Then discuss the significant contributions to Battle of Singhagad.
Highlight the outcomes of the battle.
Conclude with importance of such warriors in history.