The Marathas 1600-1818

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 1, 2007 - History - 220 pages
In this book, Dr. Stewart Gordon presents the first comprehensive history of the Maratha polity, which was an important regional kingdom in the seventeenth century and the largest political entity of eighteenth century India. He focuses on the origins of the elite families, problems of legitimacy and loyalty, military organization and change, and the development of administration, tax collection and religious patronage. Through the use of a vast array of documents, the author also gives a picture of everyday life in the Maratha polity.
 

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Contents

The geopolitics of Maharashtra
10
Maharashtra of the seventeenth century showing the main roads
11
Marathas and the Deccan sultanates
37
Political and military situation of the northern Deccan
43
Shivaji 163080 and the Maratha polity
59
Main roads and forts of the Pune region c 1660
72
Family responses to invasion 16801719
93
Aurangzebs campaign against the Maratha hill forts 170007
102
Provinces of the Mughal Empire north of the Deccan c 1720
115
Baji Rao Is northern expansion 17201740
123
Burhanpur Khandesh and Malwa c 1750
126
Rajasthan Agra and Awadh c 174060
136
Centripetal forces 17601803
154
India in 1798
170
Index
196
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