Between 1001 and 1027 AD, Mohammed of Ghazni made 17 raids on India. Enormous caravans of booty and slaves were carried back to Ghazni (in Afghanistan). Among India's cities, Somnath and Mathura were captured and plundered.

Mohammed of Ghor then invaded India and defeated and killed Prithviraj Chauhan, the first of the great Rajput kings to stand up to the invaders. To this day, Prithviraj Chauhan is remembered by the Rajputs as a model of chivalry and courage, and is the hero of many folk ballads.

The Rajput Conference consists of: