Category Archives: Peshwas

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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Battle of Vasai

One of the more well known forts during the Maratha era, was Vasai aka Bassein located in Maharashtra’s Palghar district. Vasai was called as Bacaim during Portuguese era, belonged to what was called Provincia De Norte( Northern Province), an agriculturally … Continue reading

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Peshwa Madhav Rao

“Two pearls have been dissolved, 27 gold coins have been lost and of the silver and copper the total cannot be cast up”. This was the rather cryptic message Nana Saheb Peshwa received after the shattering loss at Panipat. The … Continue reading

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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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