The Battle of Salher – 1672

Read about more such battles - Pratapgad, Palkhed,  Rakshasbhuvan,  Laswari etc in my book " Battles of the Maratha Empire" . Available on Amazon Kindle. Visit : https://www.amazon.in/Books-Aneesh-Gokhale/s?rh=n%3A976389031%2Cp_27%3AAneesh+Gokhale --------------------------- 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 … Continue reading The Battle of Salher – 1672

Katraj Aquaduct – Pune’s 18th century water supply

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 the Peshwas were faced with a common municipal problem - water supply ! This article by me describes the Katraj aquaduct system set up by the Peshwas of Pune. … Continue reading Katraj Aquaduct – Pune’s 18th century water supply

From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765

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 … Continue reading From NCERT Jokebook : British became all India power in 1765

Marathas v/s British , Haji Malang (Shri Malanggad) 1780 .

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 of Malanggad , also known as Haji Malang – famous for an old dargah of that name which is situated on the hill . It is a prominent landmark … Continue reading Marathas v/s British , Haji Malang (Shri Malanggad) 1780 .

Chapter 3 – Jirga , Kandahar

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 … Continue reading Chapter 3 – Jirga , Kandahar