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 a … Continue reading The Battle of Salher – 1672
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 >> Maratha refusal to dethrone the Mughal ———————————————————————————————– 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 Continue reading 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 ? … Continue reading What happened to Jaichand of Kannauj ?
A list of more than seventy battles fought under Chhatrapati Sambhaji against Mughals , Siddi, Portuguese etc Continue reading Chhatrapati Sambhaji – Battles fought during Maratha War of Independence (1680 to 1707)
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 … Continue reading Marathas and Bundelkhand Part III : Govindpant Bundele & Panipat !
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 … Continue reading 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” … Continue reading The Forgotten King – Hemu
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 … Continue reading Marathas & Bundelkhand : Chhatrapati Shivaji & Chhatrasal Bundela
The long war between the Mughals and Marathas which had started around the time Chhatrapati Shivaji died, had continued for nine long years under Chhatrapati Sambhaji. … Continue reading Santaji Ghorpade and Dhanaji Jadhav – The Maratha War of Independence (1680 – 1707)
So you actually clicked on that title !! Wow ! That’s quite amazing . I hope you can brave it out till the end of this blog .Well , would just like to discuss the basics of administration , finances etc in the 18th century . The boring jobs that the Peshwa and others did when they weren’t invading kingdoms left , right and centre . Ofcourse , the boring jobs were then introduced to these conquered people . I will concentrate on specifically the Peshwas for the purpose of this blog . The land , just like today’s talukas … Continue reading Marathas : Administration and finances in the 18th century