Author articles – Indiafacts.org

A few essays by me have also been published on the website Indiafacts.org

These mainly deal with political / military aspects of various events and personalities. Have tried to detail as much as possible

1)  Chhatrapati Shivaji and Bengal

An article that has been shared over 19,000 times so far !

In this article we shall explore how Chhatrapati Shivaji was an inspiration for Bengali patriots from 1857 onwards and how everyone from Tagore and Bipin Chandra Pal to Aurobindo Ghosh eulogized him.

2)  Marathas & Bundelkhand- I: Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Rise of Chhatrasal Bundela

How did Marathi surnames like Tambe and Newalkar end up being so important in faraway Bundelkhand? Why do the Bundelas till date hold Chhatrapati Shivaji, Bajirao and of course Rani Laxmibai in high regard?

The answer to this is to be found in a nearly two hundred year long history, beginning in the 1660s, when Chhatrasal Bundela met Chhatrapati Shivaji.   

3) Marathas & Bundelkhand II – Chhatrasal Bundela & Peshwa Bajirao!
While a few popular books and now one popular movie has been produced on Peshwa’s love affair, the actual conquest of Bundelkhand by Peshwa Bajirao and its importance has somehow been lost. Here is my small attempt to rectify the same.

4) Marathas & Bundelkhand III – Panipat !

In the 3rd part of this series, Aneesh Gokhale explores Maratha activities in Bundelkhand in the lead up to the great event known as the Third Battle of Panipat.

5) The Battle of Saraighat – Role of the Ahom River Navy

In this article I shall throw light upon the Ahom naval system and further more, try and understand the challenges that must have been faced while fighting on that mass of water, drawing on my knowledge of how boats and ships behave in a river.

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