Maratha Peshwa and Generals from Bhat Family
Prominent Indian Chitpavan Brahmin family who dominated India for around 100 years in the late 18th century and early 19th century.- Maratha Peshwa and Generals from Bhat Family
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Varna as well as a caste within Hindu society.
During the days of Maratha Empire in the 17th and 18th century, the occupation of Marathi Brahmins ranged from being state administrators, being warriors to being de facto rulers as Peshwa.
Balaji Vishwanath Bhat (1662–1720) was the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas hailing from the Bhat family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century.
The 7th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire.
Baji Rao was born into a Bhat Family in Sinnar, near Nashik.
Shahu Bhosale I (Pronunciation: [ʃaːɦuː];c.
After his death, his ministers and generals such as the Peshwas, Bhonsle of Nagpur, Gaikwad, Shinde and Holkar, carved out their own fieldoms and turned the empiure into a confedercacy.
Hindu Maharashtrian Brahmin community inhabiting Konkan, the coastal region of the state of Maharashtra.
Initially working as messengers and spies in the late seventeenth century, the community came into prominence during the 18th century when the heirs of Peshwa from the Bhat family of Balaji Vishwanath became the de facto rulers of the Maratha empire.
The appointed (later becoming 'hereditary') Prime Minister of the Maratha Empire of the Indian subcontinent.
Originally, the Peshwas served as subordinates to the Chhatrapati (the Maratha king); later, under the Bhat family, they became the de facto leaders of the Maratha Confederacy with the Chhatrapati becoming a nominal ruler.
The 8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India.
Balaji Rao was born in the Bhat family, to Peshwa Baji Rao I, on 8 December 1720.
Confederacy that came to dominate a large portion of early modern India in the 18th century.
During this era, Peshwas belonging to the Bhat family controlled the Maratha Army and later became de facto rulers of the Maratha Empire till 1772.
Ruler of the Maratha dominion of Banda in northern India.
Krishna Rao was the son of Peshwa Baji Rao I and his second wife Mastani, daughter of Chhatrasal and his Persian Muslim wife, Ruhani Bai.
The Saraswat Brahmins are a Hindu Brahmin subcaste, who have spread from Kashmir in North India to Konkan in West India to Kanara (coastal region of Karnataka) and Kerala in South India.
During the rule of the Chitpavan Brahmin Peshwas in the 18th century, Saraswat Brahmins was one of the communities against whom the Chitpavans conducted a social war which led to Gramanya (inter-caste dispute).