Shahu I

Shahu Bhosale I (Pronunciation: [ʃaːɦuː];c.

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Troop movements of Baji Rao I and Nizam-ul-Mulk before the Battle of Palkhed

Battle of Palkhed

Fought on February 28, 1728 at the village of Palkhed, near the city of Nashik, Maharashtra, India between the Maratha Empire and the Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I of Hyderabad wherein, the Marathas defeated the Nizam.

Fought on February 28, 1728 at the village of Palkhed, near the city of Nashik, Maharashtra, India between the Maratha Empire and the Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I of Hyderabad wherein, the Marathas defeated the Nizam.

Troop movements of Baji Rao I and Nizam-ul-Mulk before the Battle of Palkhed

The seeds of this battle go to the year 1713, when Maratha king Shahu, appointed Balaji Vishwanath as his Peshwa or Prime Minister.

Rajaram II of Satara

The sixth monarch of Maratha Empire.

The sixth monarch of Maratha Empire.

He was an adopted son of Chhattrapati Shahu.

Sadashivrao Bhau

Son of Chimaji Appa (younger brother of Bajirao I) and Rakhmabai (Pethe family) and the nephew of Bajirao Peshwa.

Son of Chimaji Appa (younger brother of Bajirao I) and Rakhmabai (Pethe family) and the nephew of Bajirao Peshwa.

Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg Maratha Confederacy at its zenith in 1760 (yellow areas)
A portrait of Sadashivrao Bhau Peshwa, a part of Peshwa Memorial in Pune, India
An information plaque describing Sadashivrao Bhau. It is a part of The Peshwa Memorial atop Parvati Hill in Pune, India
Ahmad Shah Durrani and his coalition decisively defeat the Maratha Confederacy, during the Third Battle of Panipat.

After the death of Chhattrapati Shahu, Ramchandrababa Shenvi suggested to Sadashivrao to take Peshwai of Kolhapur, but Nanasaheb Peshwa opposed this idea.

18th Century Maratha Navy Admiral

Kanhoji Angre

Indian admiral of the Maratha Navy.

Indian admiral of the Maratha Navy.

18th Century Maratha Navy Admiral
A painted scroll depicting different types of ships of the Marathan Navy, primarily grabs and gallivats, but also including some captured English ships.
Kanhoji's controlled the northern coastline of the highlighted Konkan coastal area of India
Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre, bust at Ratnadurg fort
A British-Portuguese-Indian naval force attacks the fort of Geriah, 1756
The Samadhi (mausoleum) of Kanhoji Angre at Alibag, Maharashtra.

When Maratha Chhatrapati Shahu ascended the leadership of the Maratha Empire, he appointed Balaji Viswanath Bhat as his Senakarta (Commander) and negotiated an agreement with Angre around 1707.

Gaekwad dynasty

The Gaekwads of Baroda (also spelled as Gaikwads, Guicowars, Gaekwars) (IAST: Gāyakavāḍa) are a Hindu dynasty of the former Maratha Empire and its subsequent Princely States.

The Gaekwads of Baroda (also spelled as Gaikwads, Guicowars, Gaekwars) (IAST: Gāyakavāḍa) are a Hindu dynasty of the former Maratha Empire and its subsequent Princely States.

Baroda state in 1909
Laxmi Vilas Palace of the Gaekwad dynasty.
A print of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad
Sayajirao with Richard Temple, the Governor of Bombay and other members of the court. Circa 1880
Pilaji Rao, the founder of the dynasty

The Gaekwads were granted the city as a Jagir by Chhatrapati Shahu I, the Chhatrapati of the Maratha empire.

Raghoji I Bhonsle

Raghoji I Bhonsle

Raghoji I Bhonsle
Main entrance of the Nagardhan fort, Nagardhan Fort near Nagpur city, commissioned by Raghoji Bhonsale.

Raghoji Bhonsle or Raghoji I Bhonsale or Raghuji the Great (1695 – February 1755) of the Bhonsale dynasty, was a Maratha general who took control of the Nagpur Kingdom in east-central India during the reign of Shahu I.

Rigveda (padapatha) manuscript in Devanagari, early 19th century. The red horizontal and vertical lines mark low and high pitch changes for chanting.

Chauth

Regular tax or tribute imposed, from early 18th century, by the Maratha Empire in the Indian subcontinent.

Regular tax or tribute imposed, from early 18th century, by the Maratha Empire in the Indian subcontinent.

Rigveda (padapatha) manuscript in Devanagari, early 19th century. The red horizontal and vertical lines mark low and high pitch changes for chanting.

In 1719, the Mughal emperor granted Shahu the chauth and sardeshmukhi rights over the six Deccan provinces in exchange for his maintaining a contingent of 15,000 troops for the emperor.

Bahiroji Pingale

The younger son of Moropant Trimbak Pingle.

The younger son of Moropant Trimbak Pingle.

Immediately Shahu I ordered Balaji Vishwanath to ensure his release and also gave Balaji Vishwanath authority in the form of the post of Peshwa, so that he could negotiate with Kanhoji Angre on behalf of the king.

Parvatibai

Second wife of Sadashivrao Bhau.

Second wife of Sadashivrao Bhau.

She was also a trusted confidante of Shahuji.

Maharana Kumbha, one of the most notable Sisodia rulers

Bhonsles of Nagpur

The Bhonsles of Nagpur were a Maratha royal house that ruled the Kingdom of Nagpur from 1739-1853.

The Bhonsles of Nagpur were a Maratha royal house that ruled the Kingdom of Nagpur from 1739-1853.

Maharana Kumbha, one of the most notable Sisodia rulers

The Bhonsles of Nagpur were near relations of Chhatrapati Shahu, who raised them to riches and power.