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The Great Fighter - Gokul Singh (died 1670 AD) was a Jat chieftain of Sinsini village

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  • Bhupendra Balyan
    The Big Points - Gokul Singh ji organized the farmers not to give taxes to the Mughals. Gokul Singh ji provided leadership to the Jat peasants who had the
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      The Big Points -

      Gokul Singh ji organized the farmers not to give taxes
      to the Mughals.

      Gokul Singh ji provided leadership to the Jat peasants
      who had the audacity to challenge the Imperial power.

      In The battle of Tilpat Ahirs and Gujjars with Jats.

      The Mughals under Hasan Alikhan and Brahmdev Sisodia
      attacked Gokula Jat. Gokula and his uncle Uday Singh
      with 20000 Jats, Ahirs and Gujars fought with superb
      courage and tenacity, the battle at Tilpat, but their
      grit and bravery had no answer to the Mughal
      artillery.

      He was the first person from our community who show
      the courage to fight with a big power of that time. I
      salute him hundred times.

      Gokula (Hindi:
      गोकुला) or Gokul
      Singh (Hindi: गोकुल
      सिंह) (died 1670 AD) was a Jat
      chieftain of Sinsini village in Bharatpur district
      (Hindi: भरतपुर) in
      Rajasthan, India. Gokula provided leadership to the
      Jat peasants who had the audacity to challenge the
      Imperial power. Gokula inspired the Jats to unsheath
      their swords and to wield them against the mighty
      Mughals.

      His father's name was Madu. Madu had four sons namely,
      Sindhuraj, Ola, Jhaman and Saman. The second son Ola
      later became famous as Gokula. More details about the
      birth of Gokula are not available.


      Left Sinsini
      In year 1650-51 Madu and his uncle Singha had fight
      with Rajput Raja Jai Singh in which Sindhuraj died and
      second son of Madu Ola became the successor. After
      this war Singha along with other Jat families in the
      fortress 'Girsa' moved to Mahavan beyond River Yamuna.
      Ola (Gokula) also moved with Singha to this place.


      Rise of Gokula
      Gokula came on scene when the fanatic Mughal emperor
      Aurangzeb (1658-1707) attempted to convert Dar-ul-Hurb
      (Hindustan) to Dar-ul-Islam forcibly through
      persecution and dogmatic policies.

      In early 1669 Aurangzeb appointed a strong follower of
      Islam Abdunnabi as Faujdar of Mathura to curb the
      Hindus of this area. Abdunnabi established a
      cantonment near Gokulsingh and conducted all his
      operations from there. Gokula organized the farmers
      not to give taxes to the Mughals. The Mughal soldiers
      started atrocities on the farmers. This was the
      starting point of struggle of farmers. Meanwhile
      Aurangzeb issued orders on 9 April,1669 to abolish the
      temples of Hindus. As a result large number of Hindu
      temples and ancient heritages of the period of Kushans
      were damaged. During month of May, 1669 the faujdar
      Abdunnabi seized village Sihora. Gokula was there and
      there was a fight in which Abdunnabi was killed.
      Gokula and his fellow farmers moved further, attacked
      and destroyed Sadabad cantonment. Sadullakhan had
      founded Sadabad during the period of Shahjahan. This
      incidence inspired the depressed Hindus to fight
      against atrocities of the Mughal rulers. The fights
      continued for five months.


      The battle of Tilpat
      The Jat peasants of Tilpat (Mathura) had the audacity
      to challenge the Imperial power under the leadership
      of Gokula. Jats were thus first to unsheath their
      swords and to wield these against the mighty Mughals.

      Emperor Aurangzeb had to march himself on November 28,
      1669 from Delhi to curb the Jat menace. The Mughals
      under Hasan Alikhan and Brahmdev Sisodia attacked
      Gokula Jat. Gokula and his uncle Uday Singh with 20000
      Jats, Ahirs and Gujars fought with superb courage and
      tenacity, the battle at Tilpat, but their grit and
      bravery had no answer to the Mughal artillery. After
      three days of grim fight Tilpat fell. Losses on both
      sides were very heavy. 4000 Mughal and 3000 Jat
      soldiers were killed.


      [edit] Gokula hacked to death
      Gokula and Uday Singh were imprisoned. Jat women
      committed Jauhar. Gokula was offered pardon if he
      accepted Islam. To tease the Emperor, Gokula demanded
      his daughter in return. Gokula and Uday Singh were
      hacked to death piece by piece at Agra Kotwali on 1
      January 1670.

      Refrences - http://www.jatland.com/home/Gokula

      See also

      The Jat Uprising of 1669

      http://www.jatland.com/home/The_Jat_Uprising_of_1669






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