Sanga's Relations with Malwa
Fortunately to a person of firm resolution and plan, an opportunity to derive
advantage came. In Malwa there arose disturbance between the Sultan and his
minister Medini Rai. The Purbia Rajputs also rose against the Sultan, being
alarmed of the conspiracy of Muzaffar Shah II. In the meantime Medini Rai
repaired to Chitor to seek the Rana’s help. The Rana willingly helped the Rai
and took Gagraun, Bhilsa, Raisen, Sarangpur and Chanderi under his possession
and defeated the Sultan- He was also successful in taking Mahmud II to Chitor
as a royal captive. But with a Rajput magnanimity the Sultan was treated well.
The Rana attended to his wounds in person and after his recovery sent back the
Sultan to Mandu with respect. In return the Sultan offered to the Rana a
jeweled belt and a crown. Kalpi, Bhilsa, Ranthambhor, Sarangpur and Chandri
were retained by the Rana as a protectorate of Mewar. As a guarantee for the
future good conduct of the Sultan, his son was kept with the Rana.
Sanga's Relations with Gujarat
The growing influence of the Rana was also not liked by Muzaffar Shah II of
Gujarat He was search of some pretext to open hostility with Sanga. Very soon
the opportunity came with question of the succession of Idar. There were two
claimants of Surajma’s throne, one was Raimal, and the other was Bharmal Rana
Sanga supported the claims of Raimal, and Bharmal sought the help of Muzaffar
Shah II – in the first round the Rana defeated the Gujarat army, plundered
Ahmednagar and Visalnagar, and established his protégé in Idar. Next winter
(1520) the Sultan of Gujarat and Malwa made combined effort to retrieve their
honor and humiliate the Rana. Ajaz and Qwanul Mulk, the commanders of Gujarat
and Malwa armies, led the forces against the Rana. They failed to take the
fort of Mandasor, and the Rana too could not decide die conflict in his favour.
By Babar’s appearance on the frontiers of the Punjab the situation in northern
India grew uncertain. Both the parties, therefore, came to terms by mutual
exchange of presents and hostages. However, this settlement did not diminish
the Rana’s political influence at the court of Gujarat, for the aspiring
princes and the nobles of Gujarat repaired to the Court of Chittor with a hope
of assistance against Sikandar, the crown-prince.
Sanga and Imbrahim Lodhi
Hardly the Rana was free from the Sultans of Malwa and Gujarat, his authority
was challenged by Ibrahim Lodi. He sent an imperial army of the Afghans under
the command of Main makhan. He was to be assisted by other generals namely,
Mian Hussain, Zar Baksh, Miaan Farmuli and Mian Maruf. The Rana also advanced
against them and made such an impression of his power that Mian Hussain
decided to change his side. Then the Sultan personally came to take the field
at Ghatoli; as a result the Sultan had to suffer a defeat ; he had to leave
prisoner of the royal blood to grace the triumph of Chittor.