Jodha Akbar 21st October written
episode: Jalal sees a child in the battlefield and moves towards
it. He kills its father when the latter tries to save his child.
The child’s mother takes it in her arms. She tells Akbar that he
can only take lives, whereas God both creates and destroys
The Mughal force wins the battle of Mewar. Akbar triumphantly
tells God that he has taken pleasure in killing his children. But
deep inside his heart, he feels a strange restlessness! Jodha gets
the news of Mughal victory and becomes sad.
Akbar gets a message from the great pious man Shaikh Salim
Chishti. He cannot avoid going to his place as he understands that
he is not in peace even after such a big victory.
The Emperor arrogantly tells Salim Chishti that he does not care
for any God and he himself has the sovereign power now. The pious
man laughs at him and says that his face does not reflect the same
He tells Akbar that the pain he has felt at the loss of his
children has aroused a monster inside him. He now wants to inflict
the same pain upon others. But he should relieve others from pain
if he wants peace, says Chishti.
Akbar sees Jodha in Chishti’s hut and comes to know that she has
also come to find solace. He admits that he has committed perhaps
the biggest mistake of his life, by ignoring her words when she
repeatedly told him to stop the bloodshed.