Marathas & Bengal : Chhatrapati Shivaji as a national hero (IndiaFacts)

Looking back now from the twenty first century, it is up to us to decide what becomes more popular and what is important to us – the raids of 1740s or the nationalist efforts centred around Shivaji in the 1900s. The freedom fighters looked at history and found a route by which Shivaji could become relevant for the times they lived in, as well as tide over the one fifty year animosity between the two provinces. Continue reading Marathas & Bengal : Chhatrapati Shivaji as a national hero (IndiaFacts)

Do current India see themselves as the successor to the Mughal empire (Muslim) or Maratha empire (Hindu)?

This was a question first posted to me on quora .. well here is my answer This is an extremely good question. And one must understand that it is rhetorical, not literal. The methods of governance today, infact the road to Delhi itself is fundamentally different from that during Mughal and Maratha empire times. Back then, wars were fought, today elections are fought. So, whether Republic of India is a successor to the Mughal empire or Maratha empire is to be seen in the ethos of political parties. Chronologically, Maratha empire succeeded the Mughal empire. So that way yes, RoI … Continue reading Do current India see themselves as the successor to the Mughal empire (Muslim) or Maratha empire (Hindu)?