The Marathas 1600-1818
In this book, Dr. Stewart Gordon presents the first comprehensive history of the Maratha polity, which was an important regional kingdom in the seventeenth century and the largest political entity of eighteenth century India. He focuses on the origins of the elite families, problems of legitimacy and loyalty, military organization and change, and the development of administration, tax collection and religious patronage. Through the use of a vast array of documents, the author also gives a picture of everyday life in the Maratha polity.
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The geopolitics of Maharashtra
Maharashtra of the seventeenth century showing the main roads
Marathas and the Deccan sultanates
Political and military situation of the northern Deccan
Shivaji 163080 and the Maratha polity
Main roads and forts of the Pune region c 1660
Family responses to invasion 16801719
Aurangzebs campaign against the Maratha hill forts 170007
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