Category Archives: History

Balaji Vishwanath

When one looks at the history of the Maratha Empire, the Peshwa era is one of the most significant one, specifically from Balaji Vishwanath(1713-1720) to¬† Raghunath Rao(1773-74), before¬†Nana Fadnavis effectively became the defacto power behind the throne. Technically speaking Peshwa … Continue reading

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Kapilendra Deva – Conquerer

While the Medieval India is considered to be primarily a period of rulers who were Islamic by Origin, there were significant bright spots in Non-Islamic rule. My co-author Ratnakar is writing a series on the Vijayanagar Empire. Feel free to … Continue reading

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Prequel to Vijayanagara Empire

Sri Ratnakar has been writing about the great Vijayanagara Empire. I thought of writing the prequel to the birth of Vijayanagara Empire. This is from the perspective of the founding Saint of Vijayanagara Empire Sri Vidyaranya Mahaswami. But before we … Continue reading

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History Under Your Feet

It was around a decade back, when I was working in Bhubaneshwar, a place that is home to some of the most ancient temples in India, gateway to Konark’s Sun Temple and Puri Jagannath Temple. And close by is Dhauli, … Continue reading

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