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 11 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Foreign Biographies of Shivaji
By Surendran Nath Sen
Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London - 1927

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 10 Jul 2019 Article/Essay
Pratapgad Fort, Mahabaleshwar
Published in Atlas Obscura

This fortress played a key role in the battle that would ultimately give rise to the Maratha Empire.

The fortress of Pratapgad was completed in 1656 under the orders of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji. The construction of the ... Read More
 10 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Military System of The Marathas
By Surendra Nath Sen
Published by Orient Longmans, Calcutta - 1928

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The Marathas were the last indigenous empire builders of India. They leapt... Read More
 13 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Life of Shivaji Maharaj - Founder of the Maratha Empire
By Nilakant Sadashiv Takakhav
Adapted from the original Marathi work written by K. A. Keluskar
Printed at The Manoranjan Press, Bombay - 1921

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 11 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
Kanhoji Angre, the Maratha Admiral Who Defended Konkan from the Europeans!
by Tanvi Patel
Published in Better India - August 2, 2018

In the late 17th and early 18th century, when the British, the Portuguese and the Mughal Navy base of Siddis were using India’s vast coastline to enter t... Read More
 11 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Early Career of Kanhoji Angria and Other Papers
by Surendra Nath Sen
Published by University of Calcutta, Calcutta - 1941

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 10 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Shivraj Bhushan
By Kavi Bhushan (c. 1613–1712)
Translated from the original in Brajbhasha to Marathi by D.A.Tiwari
Printed by Namdev Madhav Nemade, Jalgaon - 1931
In Marathi

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 9 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Newspaper :
Shivaji in Surat
Published in The London Gazette - From February 17 to February 10, 1672

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The London Gazette.
Published by Authority
From Sunday February 17. to Thursday February... Read More
 9 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Shri Shivbharat
By Kavindra Parmanand Govind Newaskar
Translated from the original Sanskrit by S.M.Divekar
Published by Bharat Itihas Shamshodak Mandal, Pune - 1849
In Marathi

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 8 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The life and exploits of Shivaji
Translated into English from an unpublished Marathi manuscript by Jagannath Lakshuman Mankar
Published by Bombay Nirnaya Sagar Press - 1886

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 7 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Being a translation of Sabhasad Bakhar with extracts from Chitnis and Sivadigvijya, with notes
By Surendranath Sen
Published by The University fo Calcutta - 1920

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 8 Jan 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Peshwa: The Lion and the Stallion
By Ram Sivasankaran
Published by Westland - 2015

It is the 18th century and despite the dominant Mughal rule, the Maratha Confederacy has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Indian Subcontinent. The fragile peace betwe... Read More
 7 Jan 2016
Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd (1800-1850) dated to between 1821 and 1844. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios) chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan.

A long series of steps and ramps leads to the top of hill on wh... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of the Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati at Poona (Pune) by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), 3 January 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Temple of Parvati & ruined Palace of the Peshawurs - Poonah. 3rd. Jan. 1868. S.L.'

Pune is situated near to the Western ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Photographs
Photograph of the Peshwa's Palace in Pune (Poona) - 1860, Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. In the centre of the old city of Pune, the imposing walls of the Shaniwarwada palace is all that is left of the royal residence of the Peshwas. The pal... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 New Books
New Book:
By Kusum Choppra
Published by Rupa Publications - 2012

Until recently, history told us very little about who Mastani really was. She has been known only as a ‘dancing girl’ due to lack of evidence about her true place in the Peshwa household. Daughter of Maharaj Chhatrasal of B... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Article/Essay
The Mastani Mystery
By Mitali Parekh
Ahmedabad Mirror | Sep 13, 2015

Chitapavan brahmin Bajirao I married Mastani and they had a son named Shamsher Ali Bahadur (born Krushnarao). His descendants became the Nawabs of Banda district (in Uttar Pradesh), but lost their estate in another inc... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
by Thomas Daniell

Date painted: 1805
Oil on canvas, 181 x 279.4 cm

Malet, of the East India Company, presents a scroll to the Peshwa Madhavrao II, formalising an alliance against another Indian ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The origin and authentic narrative of the present Maratta War; and also, the late Rohilla War, in 1773 and 1774 ... To which is added the unaccountable proceedings in the military store-keeper's office, in Bengal.
Printed for J.Almon and J.Debrett, London - 1781

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 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Judicial System Of The Marathas
By Vithal Trimbak Gune
Published by Deccan College, Poona - 1953

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 7 Jan 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The last of the Peshwas - A tale of the third Maratha War
By Michael Macmillan
Published by Blackie and Son Ltd., London- 1907

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