Battles of Maratha Empire

The following battles and other important events of Maratha history are covered in the book - "Battles of the Maratha Empire"   Chhatrapati Shivaji and the science of hill forts. Chhatrapati Shivaji v/s Afzal Khan , Pratapgad , 1659. Chhatrapati Shivaji & Chhatrasal Bundelada Chhatrapati Shivaji v/s Mughals , Salher , 1672. Chhatrapati Shivaji - … Continue reading Battles of Maratha Empire

Battles of Maratha Empire

Pre order "Battles of Maratha Empire"  , and know more about these epic battles : Order link : https://aneeshbooks.com/purchase-book/ Chhatrapati Shivaji and the science of hill forts. Chhatrapati Shivaji v/s Afzal Khan , Pratapgad , 1659. Chhatrapati Shivaji & Chhatrasal Bundelada Chhatrapati Shivaji v/s Mughals , Salher , 1672. Chhatrapati Shivaji - Importance of correct … Continue reading Battles of Maratha Empire

How Indian was the Mughal Empire ?

This article shall explain how, from the time of Babur to that of Aurangzeb, foreign born nobility always formed the major component of Mughal nobility. No, not descendants of the original bunch who accompanied Babur or Humayun, but fresh recruits or their sons, arriving at every Mughal’s court. This component was very high during the reigns of … Continue reading How Indian was the Mughal Empire ?

Garden to Cup – A history of tea !

A piping hot cup of tea is something we routinely drink and also offer any and every guest. In fact, it is so common a courtesy, that not being offered a cup of tea would seem rude to many people! Let us see how tea began it’s journey in the jungles of Assam as a … Continue reading Garden to Cup – A history of tea !

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 … Continue reading The Peshwa’s private zoo !

The Bombay – Poona Road : Story of a highway !

In today's world, travelling from Mumbai to Pune or vice versa is a breeze. For those of us who remember the two-lane road and its serpentine traffic jams, the Expressway came as a much needed relief. But connectivity between the two cities has a long and interesting history. A history involving war, Wellesley, metalled roads, … Continue reading The Bombay – Poona Road : Story of a highway !

The ghost of 1857 forever haunted the British Empire

The backbone of the British Empire was the army it created in India. It had one of the best cavalry and armed soldiers amongst all its colonies comprising of Indian and British soldiers. The British Army ensured that the subjects and the slaves lived in constant fear and retribution. Hence, the 1857 ‘War of Independence’ … Continue reading The ghost of 1857 forever haunted the British Empire

Book Review – Urban Naxals.

    Title : Urban Naxals - the making of  'Buddha In A Traffic Jam' Author : Vivek Agnihotri Publisher : Garuda Prakashan Year : 2018 Rating : 9/10 Naxalism, most of us believe, is something happening in far away jungles - aided by small bands of extremists. Of tribal areas under some extremist rouge … Continue reading Book Review – Urban Naxals.

The Battle of Salher – 1672

Read about more such battles - Pratapgad, Palkhed,  Rakshasbhuvan,  Laswari etc in my book " Battles of the Maratha Empire" . Available on Amazon Kindle. Visit : https://www.amazon.in/Books-Aneesh-Gokhale/s?rh=n%3A976389031%2Cp_27%3AAneesh+Gokhale --------------------------- Mughals were thought to be invincible in an open field battle. But February 1672 changed that decisively ! The years between 1670 and 1672 are perhaps … Continue reading The Battle of Salher – 1672

Durga Malla – Gorkha in INA

The role of the INA is often under rated when we discuss India’s freedom struggle. It singularly threatened to achieve what the British Empire was mortally scared of — a repeat of the events of 1857, with the added advantage of a highly-trained and modernised army. It is with relation to this INA that we … Continue reading Durga Malla – Gorkha in INA