Tag Archives: Marathas

Battle of Pavan Khind

In my previous posts I had covered the rise of Shivaji Maharaj through his victories at Pratapgarh and Panhala. With the Adil Shahis having had to face many routs at the hands of Shivaji, the Bijapur ruler Ali Adil Shah … Continue reading

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Ahilyabai Holkar

For thirty years her reign of peace, The land in blessing did increase; And she was blessed by every tongue, By stern and gentle, old and young. Yea, even the children at their mothers feet-Joanna Baillie The history of India … Continue reading

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Chattrapati Sambhaji

  Mrutyuche aavhaan peluni, toch varasa aamhaala dila l Shivrayaancha Shambhu chaava, Hindu mhanuni amar jahala ll (Coming from the same legacy that confronted death, Shivaji’s son Shambhu, became immortal as a Hindu) Quite often, growing up in the shadow … Continue reading

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Veer Chhatrasal- The Lion of Bundelkhand

Bundelkhand a region lying between the Indo-Gangetic plain and the Vindhyas, marked by hills, valleys, sparse vegetation and rocky outcrops. A region known for it’s harsh climate, aridity and barren spaces, an environment that has produced some of the hardiest … Continue reading

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The Holkars of Indore-Malhar Rao Holkar

“Two pearls have been dissolved, 27 gold coins have been lost and of the silver and copper the total cannot be cast up”- Message to Balaji Baji Rao after Panipat The 3rd Battle of Panipat, had dealt one of the … Continue reading

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