The Marathas 1600-1818, Volume 2

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Sep 16, 1993 - History - 202 pages
0 Reviews
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 focusses 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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Political and military situation of the northern Deccan
1
The geopolitics of Maharashtra
10
Marathas and the Deccan sultanates
37
The Karnatak region
48
Shivaji 163080 and the Maratha polity
59
Main roads and forts of the Pune region c 1660
72
Family responses to invasion 16801719
91
Aurangzebs campaign against the Maratha hill forts 170007
102
Baji Rao Is northern expansion 17201740
114
Burhanpur Khandesh and Malwa c 1750
126
Conquest to administration 17401760
132
Centripetal forces 17601803
154
India in 1798
170
Index
196
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »