There is no better theme for history than the determined struggle of brave people for the maintenance of its liberty, religion, and culture. According to all our accounts, old as well as new, the eponymous hero, Chahamana or Chauhana was created to fight for and defend all the Indian values of life. His descendants, Arnoraja, Vigraharaja IV, Prithviraja III, Kelhana, Kirtipala, Hammira, Satala and Kanhadadeva to name only the best known among them, did much to fulfill this mission; and that their example remained neither unadmired nor unimitated can be seen from something akin to national resistance that Ala-ud-din Khalji had to encounter in the desert State of Jalore. A detailed history of the Chauhans and the life in their dominions has long been overdue; and this work, may in some measure supply this desideratum. I have utilized some newly discovered Chauhan inscriptions and old manuscripts not available to Dr. J. Kielhorn, Dr. D.R. Bhandarakar, and Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. G.H. Ojha.