Digital Rare Book:
The Life of Shivaji Maharaj - Founder of the Maratha Empire
By Nilakant Sadashiv Takakhav
Adapted from the original Marathi work written by K. A. Keluskar
Printed at The Manoranjan Press, Bombay - 1921
The Peshwa: The Lion and the Stallion
By Ram Sivasankaran
Published by Westland - 2015
It is the 18th century and despite the dominant Mughal rule, the Maratha Confederacy has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Indian Subcontinent. The fragile peace betwe...
Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd (1800-1850) dated to between 1821 and 1844. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios) chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan.
A long series of steps and ramps leads to the top of hill on wh...
Water-colour painting of the Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati at Poona (Pune) by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), 3 January 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Temple of Parvati & ruined Palace of the Peshawurs - Poonah. 3rd. Jan. 1868. S.L.'
Pune is situated near to the Western ...
Photograph of the Peshwa's Palace in Pune (Poona) - 1860, Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. In the centre of the old city of Pune, the imposing walls of the Shaniwarwada palace is all that is left of the royal residence of the Peshwas. The pal...
By Kusum Choppra
Published by Rupa Publications - 2012
Until recently, history told us very little about who Mastani really was. She has been known only as a ‘dancing girl’ due to lack of evidence about her true place in the Peshwa household. Daughter of Maharaj Chhatrasal of B...
The Mastani Mystery
By Mitali Parekh
Ahmedabad Mirror | Sep 13, 2015
Chitapavan brahmin Bajirao I married Mastani and they had a son named Shamsher Ali Bahadur (born Krushnarao). His descendants became the Nawabs of Banda district (in Uttar Pradesh), but lost their estate in another inc...
Digital Rare Book:
The origin and authentic narrative of the present Maratta War; and also, the late Rohilla War, in 1773 and 1774 ... To which is added the unaccountable proceedings in the military store-keeper's office, in Bengal.
Printed for J.Almon and J.Debrett, London - 1781