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The first few months of the year 1689 saw the Marathas pass through their toughest time. Chhatrapati Sambhaji, who had ably led them against the Mughals for almost a decade, had been captured and cruelly put to death. The capital fort — Raigad — had been besieged Read More
It’s indeed a privilege to be here today, and to be called all way from Pune, to speak to the select audience that has been invited here and the purpose of the talk is of course as the title says is Zari Patka in Delhi.
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So, this point of time Aurangazeb decided, I'm going to embark on the last campaign, going to take all the Forts and established Mughal rule in Western Maharashtra. And as a result, in 1700, at the age of 85, Aurangazeb embarked on his last campaign of his life. It was Read More
So, this is the effect of the war in the 1690s, that Marathas were able to raise really strong armies. They followed the same guerrilla warfare tactics of Hit and run, it was a war of attrition and many places wars are fought.
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Apart from this, there was a very daring raid by Santaji Ghorpade on Aurangazeb’s own camp. At this point of time Aurangazeb’s camp was in, the camp was at Koregaon, which is near Pune and they were planning to take the fort of Chakan from here. His entire camp was Read More
After doing this, after getting coronated, Chhatrapati Shivaji, embarked on a campaign to South India and he built almost an empire stretching all the way to Gingee, you can see this is the core kingdom built by Chhatrapati Shivaji. It is Swarajya, can stretch all the way from Karwar to Read More
Then we come to the Forts, as I mentioned how the Fort of Devagiri was fought or rather lost. And what Shivaji did was, he brought about wide range changes in how the Forts were constructed. He built multiple entry and exit points. If you go to Maharashtra, each of Read More
So Chhatrapati Shivaji instituted many administration and military reforms, which stood the Marathas, in good steadlater on. All of these are given in a book called Adnyapatra, written by Ramchandra Pant, we will talk about this personality later on. He was the Amatya or one of the revenue officers, in Read More
The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Aneesh Gokhale at INTACH, Lodhi Estate, Delhi. The topic of his talk was ‘Maratha - Mughal War".
Wish everyone, very Good Evening. I would like to first of all thank Srijan Foundation also Mohit Bharadwaj and all those present here for inviting me. I will be Read More
Source:- Sri Aurobindo - Early Cultural Writings- Volume 1
Sri Aurobindo, in his book, writes an imaginary conversation between Sivaji and Raja Jayasingh.
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Line by line translation of a herald announcing arrival of Shivāji Maharaj. Listen to the herald first in the video. And then read a basic translation attempted.
महाराज | Great King
गणपति | Lord of Shiva’s Ganas, i.e. the powers attending upon Mahadevā
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Parting words of Shivaji Maharaj (source: @kal_chiron)
आम्ही जातो, आमचा काल झाला. तूम्ही सप्तसिंधू यवनांच्या हातून मूक्त करा. काशीचा श्री विश्वेश्वर सोडवा, बारा जोतिर्लिंग या यवनांच्या हातून मूक्त करा, हिंदवी स्वराज्यात आणा. चूकूर होऊ नका
I leave, its my time to go. Liberate Sapta-Sindhu from Yavans, rescue Kashi Vishwanatha and other Jyotirlingams. Read More
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