Category Archives: Peshwas

Capture of Tarapur Fort-Chimaji Appa

Tarapur is a small town in Palghar district, around 45 km from the Mumbai suburb of Virar. It is known for it’s nuclear power station, and the township around it. As also the Industrial complex there.  The town also has … Continue reading

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Balaji Baji Rao

Quite often, growing up in the shadow of a banyan tree can be quite inhibiting, however much you grow, and you shall always look small against the banyan. And it has been the case in Maratha history, Sambhaji often had … Continue reading

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Baji Rao 1

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 … Continue reading

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Sadashiv Rao Bhau

Quite often history judges some people rather harshly for their one big failure.  These people have had great stellar achievements to their credit, but the one big failure, in their life, ensures that either they are forgotten in ignominy or … Continue reading

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Nana Fadnavis- The Maratha Machiavelli

Wai is a small town located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, on the banks of the Krishna river. Surrounded by the Sahayadris, the town is famous for it’s numerous ghats on the Krishna river, and the old temples here. … Continue reading

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