It is generally assumed that India went from the Mughals to the British in the nineteenth century. Nothing could be farther than the truth. For it … Continue reading Battle of Delhi – Marathas v/s British (1803)
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
Pune of the 18th century was the focus of the Maratha empire. The city added ever new areas and the population boomed. Little wonder then, that … Continue reading Katraj Aquaduct – Pune’s 18th century water supply
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 … Continue reading From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765
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)
A long drawn battle took place between the British East India Company and the Marathas under Nana Phadnavis in the monsoon of 1780 for the control … Continue reading Marathas v/s British , Haji Malang (Shri Malanggad) 1780 .
A small note explaining how the proud capital of the Marathas finally went to the British…. By November 1817 Bajirao II decided to go to war … Continue reading The Fall of Raigad – May 1818
Sample pages from ” Sahyadris to Hindukush “ Chapter 3 — Jirga , Kandahar The dry brown-red cedar leaf crunched under the horse’s hoof, splintering into a hundred pieces with a distinct crackle. Rehmat Khan Barakzai, astride the sturdy Arabian horse, wrapped his keffiyah closer to his face, to protect himself from the chilly autumn winds that had begun to blow across the Afghan city of Kandahar. He looked across the barren landscape, a drab mixture of grey , light brown and yellow. Here and there, the spruce and deodar trees sprang out of the ground, bereft of leaves, … Continue reading Chapter 3 – Jirga , Kandahar