The Maratha Empire is one of the most important factors in Indian history. The Maratha Empire came to the power with the emergence of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, after his coronation in 1674 and ended with the defeat of Peshwa Bajirao II at the hands of the British East India Company. After the fall of the Kingdom of Yadavas to Allauddin Khilji, they lost their independence but acquired political and military experience, for the next few centuries by serving under various sultanates of Deccan. The coins throw the light on the times of Marathas as well as the contemporary history of India. The history of India is incomplete without the Marathas and their Coins. Continue reading Marathas and their Coins
The period of the 17th century was an era of chaos and general discontent among the Hindu population of the Deccan. People secretly desired a saviour who could eliminate the injustice and promise them the land to call their own. The liberator finally arose. Armed with the concept of Hindavi Swarajya, a young Maratha man rose to prominence. History knows him as “the Great Maratha Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj” and this is the life story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Continue reading Life Story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
The period of late seventeenth century was an era of muted general discontent amongst the Hindu populace of Deccan. Rampant lawlessness, injustice and displaying of religious intolerance made the people secretly desire a liberator. A liberator finally arose. He promised the people a land to call their own, free of oppression and religious bigotry. A great warrior his name is not unknown to any Indian. History names him as Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
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