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
Most of us very clearly remember how our school history books drilled into our heads that the Mughal empire was succeeded by the British empire. To … Continue reading NCERT jokebook – British became supreme power in 1765 itself !
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)
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
The great Ahom king Rudra Singha had mobilised 4 lakh soldiers to invade Mughal-ruled Bengal, but his untimely death at Guwahati stalled the campaign Read my … Continue reading Rudra Singha – Plan to invade Bengal
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
Unfortunately, while a few popular books and now one popular movie has been produced on Peshwa’s love affair, the actual conquest of Bundelkhand by Peshwa Bajirao and its importance has somehow been lost. Here is my small attempt to rectify the same. The strategic importance of Bundelkhand — The region of Bundelkhand is located on the border of today’s Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. As the below map will show, it borders the Malwa and Terai on the west and south , the very important Ganga – Jamuna doab on the east and ofcourse the capital Delhi to the north. … Continue reading Peshwa Bajirao v/s Mohammed Khan Bangash – Bundelkhand , 1729