Medieval Indian History

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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Queen Kashibai - Jewellery of the Princess

Maharani Kashibai – Wife of Peshwa Baji Rao I – Mother of Balaji Bajirao – Born to father Mahadji Krishna Joshi and her mother Shuibai – 1705 AD – 1761 AD

Our history has given us many courageous and smart women who redefined the traditional convictions about women in unimaginable ways. Kashibai is one such lady of character who represented the 17th century women. Maratha history cannot forget the name of Kashibai who is often admired and adored for the role […]

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Mastani - Princess of Bundelkhand - Queen of Peshwa Bajirao I 1719 AD

Mastani – Muslim Queen of Peshwa Bajirao I – Princess of Bundelkhand Kingdom – Daughter of Maharaja Chatrasal – 1699 AD – 1740AD

Mastani would have remained as an unheard princess in the history books. The name ‘Mastani’ rings a bell with people who know about the courageous and charismatic Peshwa Bajirao I. Queen Mastani – Early Life Mastani was of royal lineage. She was said to be the daughter of Bundelkhand’s king, […]

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Peshwa Baji Rao - War of Bundelkhand - 1719 AD

Peshwa Bajirao I – Maratha Ruler who never lost a battle – Expanded Maratha Kingdom across Central India – Successor of Balaji Vishwanath – Father of Nanasaheb – 1700 AD – 1740 AD

Marathas are known for their fierce warriors who fought against Mughals and British in Indian history. Peshwa Bajirao I (18 August, 1700 – 28 April, 1740) was one such warrior who never lost a battle in his life time. In a short life span that he lived, he fought with […]

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Qutbu l-Din Aibak - Founder of Delhi Sultanate -1206 AD -1210 AD

Qutubuddin Aibak – Qutb al-Din Aibak – Founder of Slave Dynasty and Delhi Sultanate – Successor of Muhammad Ghori -1206 AD – 1210 AD

Qutb al-Din Aibak or Qutubuddin Aibak was the actual founder of Turkish Power in India. He was the founder of Mamluk Dynasty (or Slave Dynasty) of Delhi Sultanate. Qutubuddin Aibak came into rule in 1206 AD. He was born in Turkestan and his parents were Turkish. When Qutubuddin Aibak was […]

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Mahmud of Ghazni - 971 AD - 1030 AD - Ghaznavid Empire

Mahmud of Ghazni – Prominent Ruler of Ghaznavid Empire – Raided India Many Times – 971 AD – 1030 AD

Yamīn-ud-Dawla Abul-Qāṣim Maḥmūd ibn Sebüktegīn was known to people as Mahmud of Ghazni. Born in 971 AD, Mahmud of Ghazni was impeccably the most important ruler of Ghaznavid Empire which is located in Afghanistan. He was a great ruler of Ghazni and the pioneer of Muslim rulers in Indian sub […]

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Malik Altunia - Governor of Bhatinda - Close Confidant of Razia Sultan - 1213 AD - 1240 AD

Malik Altunia – Malik Ikhtiyaruddin Altunia – Close Confidant of Razia Sultan – Governor of Bhatinda – 1213 AD – 1240 AD

Malik Altunia or Malik Ikhtiyaruddin Altunia  was the legislative head of Bhatinda (Punjab) in India under the guideline of the Delhi Sultanate under the Mamluk Sultanate. He drove a rebellion against Razia Sultana, the Sultana of Delhi. To escape demise, Razia consented to wed Altunia. Altunia and Razia embraced to […]

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Jamaluddin Yakut - Loyal Minister of Razia Sultan - 1200 AD - 1240 AD

Jamaluddin Yakut – Loyal Minister of Razia Sultan – 1200 AD – 1240 AD

Jamal ud Din Yaqut (likewise Jamaluddin Yakut) was an African Siddi slave-turned-aristocrat who was a close associate of Razia Sultana, the first female ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in India. Razia Sultana’s support made him a persuasive individual from the court, inciting racial threat amongst the nobles and pastorate, who […]

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