Indian History

Balaji Bajirao - Nana Saheb - Son of Peshwa Bajirao and Radhabai

Balaji Baji Rao (Nana Saheb) – Son of Bajirao Peshwa I and Kashibai – 8 December 1720 – 23 June 1761

Balaji Baji Rao – Nana Saheb – Family History  Nana Saheb was born to the Peshwa family, to Peshwa Bajirao I and Kashibai on 8 December in 1720. Balaji Bajirao was the eldest son of Bajirao I. Chhatrapathi Shahu, the Maratha Emperor appointed 19-year old Balaji Bajirao as the Peshwa in August 1740, […]

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Tarabai Bhonsle - Queen of Maratha Empire - Queen of Chhatrapathi Rajaram Bhonsle - Mother of Shivaji II

Tarabai Bhonsle – War with Peshwa Nanasaheb – Queen of Maratha Empire 14 April 1675 – 9th December 1761 – Queen of Chhatrapathi Rajaram Bhonsle – Mother of Shivaji II

 Tarabai Bhonsle – Early Life Tarabai was the daughter of the Maratha general Hambirao Mohite and niece of Soyarabai, second wife of Chhatrapathi Shivaji. After the death of Rajaram and imprisonment of Shahu (Chhatrapati Rajaram’s Elder Brother) Tarabai Bhonsle became the de facto head of government and assigning the crown to her […]

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Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath - Father of Peshwa Bajirao

Balaji Vishwanath – Father of Peshwa Bajirao I – Second founder of Maratha State – 1 January 1662 – 12 April 1720

Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath was the first peshwa from Konkanastha family, which is considered as an inferior caste among Brahmins. Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath’s family forcefully moved from konkan region. Balaji Vishwanath first worked as a clerk at salt works and later he moved to the upper region of Western Ghats to […]

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Radhabai - Mother of Peshwa Bajirao I - 1684 - 1752

Radhabai Peshwa – Mother of Peshwa Bajirao I – Wife of Balaji Vishwanath – Queen of Maratha Empire – 1684 – 1752

Radhabai was born on 15th October, 1684. She was the mother of great Peshwa Bajirao I. Radhabai was the queen of great Maratha Emipre of Medieval India. Radhabai Peshwa – Role as a Wife of Balaji Vishwanath Radhabai was the wife of Balaji Vishwanath. After Balaji Vishwanath victorious march from Delhi […]

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King Porus of Punjab - Bravely Fought Battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum) - 370 BCE - 315 BCE

King Porus of Punjab – King of Pauravas Dynasty – Belonging to Puru Clan – Bravely Fought Battle of Hydaspes (Jhelum) – 370 BCE – 315 BCE

Porus or Poros (Greek) was born around 370 BCE and was the king of Ancient Punjab. He ruled over a region between Jhelum River and The Ganges. He belonged to Pauravas Dynasty Invading regions around Ganges was never an easy task for Empires. Even the most skilled war men faced […]

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Rani Avantika - Mother of Nandini or Niadrus - Royal Queen Of Mahapadma Nanda of Nanda Dynasty

Queen Avantika – Mother of Nandini or Niadrus – Royal Queen Of Mahapadma Nanda of Nanda Dynasty

Rani Avantika may not be an important historical figure in Nanda Dynasty or Maurya Empire, she has gained an immense presence in the folklore that shows the ambitious and bold queen of Magadha who was married to a Magadha King. Historical facts about Rani Avantika are unclear. It is widely […]

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Suryagupta Maurya - Father of Chandragupta Maurya - 366 BCE - 340 BCE

Suryagupta Maurya – Father of Chandragupta Maurya – Pre Mauryan Ruler – Assassinated By Mahapadma Nanda – 366 BCE – 340 BCE

Maurya Empire is no doubt the most formidable dynasties that ruled many parts of world. However, when it comes to origins of Maurya Empire, our history has very little facts and more often than not it is difficult to separate facts from fiction. Suryagupta Maurya was the father of the […]

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Mura Maurya (or Moora Maurya) - Mother of Chandragupta Maurya - 358 BCE - 284 BCE

Mura Maurya – Mother of Chandragupta Maurya – Mahamaha Rani of Maurya Dynasty – 358 BC – 284 BC

The land of Magadha of Indo-Gangetic plain witnessed one of the best Kingdoms that ruled most part of the India and surrounding areas. Maurya Empire founded by the great Chandragupta Maurya with humble beginnings. Mura or Moora Maurya who was married to Suryagupta Maurya and gave birth to the ambitious […]

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Seleucus Nicator - Indo Greek Ruler who conquered All of Central Asia - 359 BC - 281 BC

Seleucus Nicator – Indo Greek Ruler who conquered All of Central Asia – Founder of Seleucid Dynasty – Father of Helena, Married to Chandragupta Maurya – 359 BC – 281 BC

Seleucus Nicator was born around 359 BC.  He was a fierce Greek warrior, Commander in Chief of Alexander, the Great. Later, Seleucus Nicator established his own Kingdom called Seleucid Dynasty not too far from territories claimed by Alexander the Great near Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Seleucus Nicator into wars Maurya […]

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Bhanugupta - Gupta Dynasty - Last Ruler of Gupta Dyansty - Ruled Alongside Vainyagupta - 530 AD - 552 AD

Bhanugupta – Last Ruler of Gupta Dynasty – Co-ruled Gupta Empire along Vainyagupta – 530 AD – 552 AD

Bhanugupta – Introduction Bhanugupta is the last recorded Gupta King. It is not exactly clear when Bhanugupta started to rule the Gupta Empire, possibly 530 AD. We do know, however, that Bhanugupta was a ruler that most likely ruled alongside Vainyagupta. Historians think this because they think that the dates […]

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