Maratha Empire

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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Queen Kashibai - Jewellery of the Princess

Peshwa Bai 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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