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🚩#Thread: Shrimant Thorle Bajirao: The Expansionist Peshwa🚩

I pay my humble tributes to one of India’s greatest cavalry generals, a man who fought 41 battles and is reputed to have lost none, on his 320th Birth Anniversary.


The death of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj’s first #Peshwa & Bajirao’s father, Balaji Vishwanath left the #Chhatrapati in doubt. Several of his advisors advised him not to handover the premiership to Bajirao.

From a very young age, #Bajirao used to accompany...

...his father on expeditions & diplomatic missions. Hence, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj was convinced that Bajirao was the right person to overthrow the Nizam.

On 17th April, 1720, a 19-year-old Bajirao became the Peshwa of the #MarathaEmpire.

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तलवारींचे प्रकार!!! एकूण तलवारींचे प्रकार किती आहेत असे पेजवरील एका मित्राने मेसेज पाठवला आहे. तर, तलवारींचे प्रकार हा पुन्हा विवादास्पद विषय असून वेगवेगलर तज्ञ, अभ्यासक आणि संग्रहालय संकलक यांच्यात मतांतरे आहेत.

#मराठी #मराठा #इतिहासमहाराष्ट्राचा #इतिहास #History #india
आपापल्या परीने तलवारींचे प्रकार, उपप्रकार आणि देश-परिस्थिती-घडण या प्रमाणे त्यात कमी-अधिक संख्या दिसून येते. मुळात, तलवारींचे प्रकार किती अशी वर्गवारी करणे यापेक्षा तलवारींची कार्यशैली काय यावरून मुख्य प्रकार ठरवून,
मग त्यातील वेगवेगळ्या घडण याप्रमाणे उपप्रकार किंवा variant ठरवावेत असे आमचे मत आहे. जगातील प्रमुख तज्ञ किंवा संकलक हे ही अशीच वर्गवारी करतात. नाहीतर, या विषयाला निश्चित स्वरूप आणि पूर्णत्व यावयाचे नाही. विषय मोठा आहे, तरी आपण आज तलवारींचे कार्यशैली बध्द मुख्य प्रकार पाहू:
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Only an insecure citizen will vilify a period of history, as rich and complex as #Mughal rule.

This demonstrates a vacuum of confidence and an inherent inadequacy in their own ability, to accept or understand the dynamics that created modern #India.

A #thread on the #Mughals:
1. The #Mughals, as they are erroneously called, were descended from Temur (aka Tamberlane, Tamerlane), in a direct patrilineal line and from Chengiz Khan in a direct matrilineal line.

They identified themselves with their Timurid heritage.
2. Babur, like all Mughals felt a legitimate claim on Hindustan after its conquest in 1398-99, by Temür, which effectively ended the already tottering Tughlaq Sultanate, following the fall of Delhi.
Not until 1451 and the rise of the Lodis (under Bahlul Khan), did Delhi recover.
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Fed up with this #Maratha Supremacism spamming my TL & I am forced to right a Thread on Real Face of Marathas
1. Marathas did try to establish their rule in Bengal by callin Zamindars for Hindu Unity, bt they wer so outraged by Maratha Atrocities that they Rejected any Such call
2. Contemporary European (English & Dutch) accounts claim that #Marathas killed around 4 Lakh people in just one invasion of Bengal (Mostly Hindus).

The fear of Maratha Raid Was so grave that people used to leave their Homes even on False Alarms.
#Marathas Used to Fill Nostrils of Poor Hindus with Water when they were unable to pay required money.

Many were drowned in tanks, many died of suffocation.
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This is interesting. #Aurangzeb joined hands with his brother Murad and defeated Darashukoh at Samugarh and then at Mathura arrested Murad before declaring himself Emperor. He arrested ShahJahan by blocking Yamuna water to the city. Interesting. Blockade to win.
Dara was declared apostate and murdered by slaves as per Islamic laws in Delhi and Murad was killed at the charge of murder of some random man in Gujarat. Shuja was pushed further from Bengal and he ran away to Myanmar. He and his family was killed by the Burmese king.
In April 1669, #Aurangzeb ordered provincial governors to destroy all the temples and schools of infidels. Vishwanath was pulled down in August 1669, Keshav Rai temple in Mathura was razed to ground in January, 1670 and a mosque was built. Idols were broken and buried under steps
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To legitimise ones claim on the #Mughal throne, Khutba had to be read in ones name in the Friday prayers and a Sikka (Coin) had to be struck. Heres a thread of the coins struck in the name of Mughal Emperors with their names highlighted.
Sher-o-Khurshid on a medallion of Jahangir
1. Zahir-ud-din Muhammad #Babur (1526-1530CE)
Known coins: Silver Shahrukhis in his name and Anonymous Copper issues
Known Mints: Agra, Badakshan, Jaunpur, Kabul, Lahore
Coins displayed: #Siver Shahrukhi of #Agra.
@ssharadmohhan @India_Atelier @Bagh_eBabur @iamrana @gypsy_heart6
2. Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun (1530-1540/ 1555-1556CE)
Known coins: Gold Mithqals, Silver Shahrukhis and Silver Rupees in his name and Anonymous Copper issues
Known Mints: 11
Coins displayed: #Siver Shahrukhi of #Lahore
@ssharadmohhan @India_Atelier @iamrana @gypsy_heart6
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The first #Mughal Emperor was Zahir ud din Mohammed #Babur Born in #Ferghana #Uzbekestan he ruled #India from #Delhi from 1st April 1526 to 26th December 1530.
This c1630 painting is from @V_and_A Artist unknown.
@DalrympleWill @India_Atelier @mukhoty @Bagh_eBabur Image
From @RCT this c1603 painting by artist #Mohan is of the 2nd emperor, Nasir ud din Mohd #Humayun, ruled from 26th Dec 1530 to 27th May 1540. Defeated by #Suri dynasty, he recovered the empire, ruling from 22nd Feb 1555 till 27th Jan 1556. Died falling from stairs
Tomb at #Delhi Image
From @hermitage_eng, the portrait by #Manohar c1580 is of the 3rd #Mughal Emperor Jalal ud din Mohammed #Akbar Ruling from #Agra from 27th Jan 1556 to 27th Oct 1605. Died from Dysentery and entombed at #Sikandra near Agra.
@DalrympleWill @mukhoty @India_Atelier @DilliKiRanaiyan Image
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The demand for #MarathaReservation dates back to the 1980s. #MarathaUnFound
The 1st major agitations were initiated in 97 by organisations like #MarathaMahasangh & the #MarathaSevaSangh. According to the Maratha Seva Sangh, the #Marathas are essentially #Kunbis, a nomenclature given to agrarian communities that include Gujarat’s #Patidars #MarathaUnFound
Mandal Commission report of 1990, the National Commission for Backward Classes report of 2000 & the 2008 State Backward Classes Commission report pointed out that the #Maratha can't be considered as educationally or socially backward #MarathaUnFound
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