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
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
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 .
Sahyadris to Hindukush – The Maratha Conquest of Lahore and Attock Second edition !!! Pgs : 187 Price : Rs 200 Purchase on FLIPKART Purchase on Amazon India Interview in DNA viz Sahyadris to Hindukush ‘A historical novel describing the rise and spread of the Maratha empire , culminating in the conquest of Attock , … Continue reading Sahyadris to Hindukush (Flipkart & Amazon India)
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