A question is often asked – why did the Marathas, dominant power in the Indian subcontinent in the eighteenth century, not get rid of the Mughal emperor ?
Why wasn’t the Mughal dynasty destroyed by the Marathas, who had suffered much under them, especially in the long war against Aurangzeb
I try to explore the reasons in this article initially published on IndiaFacts >>
Aneesh Gokhale is the published author of two books and numerous articles. His books on Lachit Barphukan and Maratha History can be purchased at Amazon India