A report on Battle of Khadki

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The Battle of Khadki, also known as or The Battle of Ganeshkhind, took place at modern day Khadki, India on 5 November 1817 between the forces of the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire under the leadership of Appasaheb Bhonsle.

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Kirkee War Cemetery

Khadki

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Cantonment in the city of Pune, India.

Cantonment in the city of Pune, India.

Kirkee War Cemetery
Kirkee War Cemetery

Khadki was the site of the Battle of Khadki, fought between the British East India Company and the Marathas in 1817 in which Baji Rao II, the Peshwa ruler was defeated.

Peshwa

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The appointed (later becoming 'hereditary') prime minister of the Maratha Empire of the Indian subcontinent.

The appointed (later becoming 'hereditary') prime minister of the Maratha Empire of the Indian subcontinent.

Extent of the Maratha Confederacy, 1795
Statue of Balaji Vishwanath, the first Peshwa from the Bhat family, at Shrivardhan, Raigad district, Maharashtra, India.
Statue of Bajirao I, the second Peshwa from the Bhat family, outside Shaniwar Wada, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Shaniwar Wada's Delhi Gate. It was the seat of the Peshwas at Pune, Maharashtra, India.
His Highness Shrimant Sawai Madhavrao Peshwa or Madhav Rao II Narayan and his Prime minister Nana Phadnavis, with two attendants at Pune.

The last Peshwa, Baji Rao II, was defeated by the British East India Company in the Battle of Khadki which was a part of Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817–1818).

Mountstuart Elphinstone

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Scottish statesman and historian, associated with the government of British India.

Scottish statesman and historian, associated with the government of British India.

Mountstuart Elphinstone's memorial in St Paul's Cathedral
Elphinstone College, Mumbai, established in 1856

Elphinstone assumed command of the military during an important crisis during the Battle of Khadki also called Third Anglo-Maratha War and managed to secure a victory despite his non-military background.

Valentine Blacker

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Lieutenant colonel in the Honourable East India Company and later Surveyor General of India.

Lieutenant colonel in the Honourable East India Company and later Surveyor General of India.

Blacker published a history of Maharashtra War, including discussion of the Battle of Khadki, in 1821.