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#KanhojiAngre – The Undisputed and Undefeated Sea Hawk.

We have missed an important part of our Naval History of Bharat, for years we were made to believe, Europeans were undefeatable in Naval Warfare.

Remembering #Kanhoji_Angre on his Punyatithi, the Admiral of Maratha Navy.
In the 1700s, one man antagonized the European powers, and insisted on the Maratha Empire’s rights to taxation and sovereignty over Maharashtra’s coast. He was Kanhoji Angre, the head of the Maratha navy.

The first important naval figure in modern Bharat, Angre managed to
maintain an unquestionable hold over a heavily disputed stretch of coastline throughout the early decades of the 18th century. At its peak in 1729, Angre’s Maratha fleet held a mere 80 ships, many of them little more than overgrown fishing boats engineered by the local kolis
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