The Battle of Gogunda, also known as the Battle of Haldighat, pitted the Rajput chief Pratap Singh against the Mughal Army. The Mughals sought to put down one of the last independent areas not under their control in the region of Rajasthan. Akbar, the Mughal ruler, pursued an aggressive policy to crush the Rajputs.
Even though the Mughals were victorious, Pratap Singh mounted an impressive opposition to the assault. In the aftermath of the war, he even continued his resistance from the surrounding hills and refused to recognize Mughal rule until several years after his army was defeated.