There is a deep sentiment of historic bloodlines in Rajput community that reveres Rani Padmavati not only as a queen but as a Devi, a divine mother who withstood the foreign agression not by surrendering to invaders but by consciously decision of Jauhar with the other princesses. Jauhar is practice of self-immolation which was undertaken by the queens to protect their honour and freedom.
I'm reminded of the great Indian revolutionary fighter Chandra Shekhar Azaad who fought the British forces till he was seriously wounded and left with a single bullet. He had lived his whole life as a revolutionary fighting for the cause of free India but when he knew the time had come. He loaded his colt pistol with the last bullet and ended his whole life. His name is still pronounced with utmost respect and admiration.
This folklore has been glorfied from ages and continues to be a part of Kshatriya tradition. The golden feature of “Aan baan Shaan” has always taken precedence in Rajputana bastion that upholds it as the highest martial code of honour which was not limited to men but also women. Many feminists argue that celebrating Padmavati is sign of patriarchal society that restraints women inexplicably but they lack the insight on the posterity that these kshatriya women carry on their shoulders. The shared divison of subjects in pioneering the civilization.
Now for someone who does not belong to Rajput Community or is not aware of Kshatriya codes of ethics and honour, these topics can be represented as oppressive in light of sacrifices of the princesses who embraced death instead of slavery.
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