Author of Brahmaputra -The Story of Lachit Barphukan and Battles of the Maratha Empire. Contributed over thirty five articles to a history column in DNA newspaper. Aneesh's writing has also been published numerous times in Swarajya, IndiaFacts, TFI Post , Creative India, Springer Journal and others. He has given over thirty public talks mainly on Maratha and Assamese history notably at Pondy Lit Fest , Pune Lit Fest, INTACH Delhi, Wadia College in Pune , Thakur College in Mumbai and many other occasions. Also qualified to be a navigating officer on Merchant Ships.
Category Archives: Aneesh’s articles on IndiaFacts.org
My long form articles at India Facts website. A four part series on Marathas and Bundelkhand ; Shivaji and Bengal ; Assam history etc
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 Babur and Humayun stayed around seventy percent during the reigns of Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan and dipped slightly during the latter part of Aurangzeb’s reign mainly due to the influx of Dakkhani Muslims and Marathas.
In this article, originally published in IndiaFacts website, I take a look at the laughable nonsense in a NCERT textbook passing off as “facts” . Photos of relevant pages have been added and a fact based refutal follows.
This article details how the British could gain supremacy only after fighting many battles against the Marathas over a period of fifty years and not just couple of battles against the Mughals (who by 1765 were in any case non entities)