The Maratha Empire





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Project : The Maratha Empire

The Marathas occupy a distinguished position in Indian history for their stellar contributions towards reviving a wounded civilisation in medieval India. From Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to the valiant Peshwas, this project aims to capture the sensational achievements of the Marathas.

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Historical Milestones

The House of Shivaji

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
  • Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj
  • Rajaram II
  • Shahu II

Important events

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Rajyabhishek
  • The Maratha-Mughal war (c. 1680-1707)
  • Civil war between Tarabai and Shahu I
  • Third Battle of Panipat
  • Anglo -Maratha wars
  • Battle of Palkhed


  • Balaji Baji Rao (Nana Saheb)
  • Raghunath Ballal
  • Vishwasrao
  • Madhavrao Peshwa
  • Naraynrao Peshwa
  • Bajirao II

Statesmen and Warriors

  • Tanhaji Malusare
  • Nana Phadnis
  • Santaji Gorpade
  • Dhanaji Jadhav
  • Chimaji Appa
  • Bajiprabhu Deshpande
  • Bahirji Naik
  • Kanhoji Jedhe
  • Krushnaji Bandal
  • Yesaji Kank
  • Hiroji Indalkar
  • Hambirrao Mohite
  • Jiva Mahala
  • Shiva Kashid
  • Moropant Pingle
  • Ram Shastri
  • Mahadji Scindia
  • Malharrao Holkar
  • Ahliyabai Holkar

Famous forts

  • Torna
  • Rajgad
  • Suvarnadurg
  • Padmadurg
  • Vijaydurg
  • Ratnadurg
  • Khanderi
  • Underi
  • Salher
  • Salota
  • Mulher
  • Vishalgad
  • Panhalgad
  • Rohida
  • Rayreshwar
  • Lingana
  • Harihargad
  • Lohagad
  • Visapur Fort
  • Tung Fort
  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Purandar
  • Vajragad
  • Pratapgad
  • Panhala
  • Sinhgad
  • Sindhudurg
  • Ajinkya Tara

Places associated with the Marathas

  • Pune
  • Pachad
  • Dandrajpuri
  • Kudal
  • Satara
  • Chakan
  • Kolhapur
  • Indore
  • Gwalior

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