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… Read more "Maratha refusal to Dethrone the Mughal"
Jaichand is today a name synonymous with treachery. But what exactly did he gain by siding with Ghori ? A comfortable life one would reckon ? Find… Read more "What happened to Jaichand of Kannauj ?"
A list of more than seventy battles fought under Chhatrapati Sambhaji against Mughals , Siddi, Portuguese etc
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… Read more "Marathas and Bundelkhand Part III : Govindpant Bundele & Panipat !"
“For thirty years her reign of peace, The land in blessing did increase; And she was blessed by every tongue, By stern and gentle, old and young.… Read more "Devi Ahilyabai re ignited cultural triumph"
Architects of many victories, the new rulers not only pulled out Orissa and Jagannath Puri from the cruel jaws of demolition and destruction, they infused religious and cultural vigour into… Read more "When Lord Jagannath witnessed the great Maratha devotion"
Hemchandra conquered Delhi and Agra . He won twenty two consecutive battles against the Mughals. He was crowned as a monarch and took the title "Vikramaditya" Read… Read more "The Forgotten King – Hemu"
Chhatrapati Shivaji was aware that power in Maharashtra meant control of his strongholds. The visionary knew the science of building, using, protecting and empowering them to be victorious, says Aneesh Gokhale.
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… Read more "Marathas & Bundelkhand : Chhatrapati Shivaji & Chhatrasal Bundela"