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 9 I
93
Aurangzebs campaign against the Maratha hill forts 17oooz I
102
Baji Rao Is northern expansion 17201740 II 4
117
Burhanpur Khandesh and Malwa c 1750
126
Conquest to administration 17401760 I 32
132
Rajasthan Agra and Awadh c 174060
136
Centripetal forces 17601803 I 54
154
India in 1798
170
Epilogue 18o31818
175
Index
196

Provinces of the Mughal Empire north of the Deccan c 1720 I 15
115

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