Shivaji’s Ransacking of Surat was Essentially to sack the Wealthy Merchants who were Funding Mughal Army

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Sambhaji Maharaj – A Great Hindu King

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The Last campaign of Aurangzeb and His Ultimate Defeat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otbQzK3VSnQ&t=10s 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

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Why Aurangazeb was Unable to Capture Much Territory From the Marathas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y3BVdLoONI&t=1s 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. The Mughal coffers were getting completely drained as

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Maratha Commander Santaji Ghorpade Raids Aurangazeb’s Tent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn7-0z71aXg 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

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The Reason Why Shivaji Embarked a Campaign to Southern India

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnY-pRlpL5U 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

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Measures Taken by Shivaji to Defeat the Impending Mughal Aggression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-NTUf7d0oM 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

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The Ideal of Hindavi Swarajya: What factors Led to Its Formation

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INVBllP_pG0?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 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

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Maratha — Mughal War : A Talk by Aneesh Gokhale

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Aneesh Gokhale at INTACH, Lodhi Estate, Delhi. The topic of his talk was ‘Maratha - Mughal War". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7pD4D1bZco?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 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

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