Rani Karnavati was the queen of Mewar.
Rani Karnavati was the queen of Mewar, a region in present-day Rajasthan, India, during the 16th century. She is known for her bravery and courage in defending her kingdom against invaders. According to historical accounts, when Mewar was threatened by the Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, in 1535, Rani Karnavati sent a letter to the Mughal emperor, Humayun, asking for his help. However, before Humayun could come to her aid, Mewar was attacked by Bahadur Shah’s army. In order to avoid being captured and taken as a prisoner, Rani Karnavati performed Jauhar (self-immolation) along with other women in the palace. Her sacrifice has been remembered as a symbol of valor and courage.