The Peshwa’s private zoo !

The Peshwa was a fifteen-year-old boy named Sawai Madhavrao. For the entertainment of the young Peshwa, a menagerie — a collection of birds and animals — had been set up in the jungles near Parvati. It housed a large collection of fauna — tigers, lions, a lynx and even a rhino!

Read more about this interesting little zoo at DNA –> Young Peshwa’s private menagerie   

 

My book on Lachit Barphukan – “Brahmaputra” can be purchased at Amazon India

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