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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.

#PeshwaBajirao spent the next 20 years fulfilling the dream of #ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj and the promise he made to Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj.

He remained undefeated in 41 wars including Palkhed, Malwa, Budelkhand, Gujarat, Janjira, Delhi, Bhopal, Vasai, etc.

Peshwa Bajirao defeated Nizam-ul-Mulk Mir Qamaruddin Khan Siddiqui alias Asaf Jah I twice, first in the battle of Palkhed and second, in the battle of Bhopal.

But the battle of #Palkhed and the resulting pact has a special place in the glorious history of the #Marathas.

The defeated #Nizam accepted the treaty on 6th March, 1728 at Mungi-Paithan. According to the pact,

1. The Nizam and, alternatively, the #Mughal emperor agreed that Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj was the sole heir of the Maratha Empire.

2. The Marathas were given back the...

...rights of Chauth and Sardeshmukhi in Deccan.

3. The Deshmukhs of the #Marathas were rewarded with their own Jahagiri.

4. The Nizam agreed to pay the balance revenue to the Chhatrapati.

Defeating the Nizam & the #Mughal army and forcing them to accept his terms,...

...Peshwa Bajirao's fame spread all over #India and from here the expansion of the Maratha Empire began beyond Deccan/Malwa.

Due to this, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj's confidence and love for Bajirao increased.

The strategy used by Peshwa Bajirao against the Nizam...

...was later used by the Marathas in many battles and the Maratha Empire began to spread throughout India.

He raised an army on the banks of the #Narmada to save the whole of India from the foreign invader Nadir Shah.

Nadir Shah did not land in the south, one of the main reasons being Peshwa Bajirao.

After Nadir Shah, he fought with Nasir Jung and defeated him. This war was an important one. He restructured the Maratha political power...

(10/18) the edge of his sword and transformed it into an empire.

#PeshwaBajirao never got stuck in the perimeter of caste. He used to eat & play with the chiefs & soldiers belonging to Bahujan Samaj freely.

He was an excellent judge of character.

Malhar Rao Holkar, Ranoji Scindia, the Pawar brothers, Pilajirao Jadhav, Fateh Singh Bhonsle and other Maratha chiefs built an impenetrable board beyond Narmada.

This was a great example of Peshwa Bajirao’s management and foresightedness.

Peshwa Bajirao was a complete soldier. He was superior as a soldier but more superior as a general. He loved his soldiers immensely.

He was one of the best cavalry generals in the history of #India.

Peshwa Bajirao served Chhatrapati #Shahu Maharaj with complete devotion. Maharaj loved him as much. Whether it was to make him the Peshwa or to stand by him in the case of #Mastani, Chhatrapati was always on Bajirao’s side.

Peshwa Bajirao passed away on 28th April, 1740.

History is a proof that the sudden death of Peshwa Bajirao has had a far-reaching effect on the Maratha Empire.

He was known as ‘शहामतपनाह’ throughout India.

(15/18) Shrimant Peshwa Bajirao’s Samadhi, Raverkhedi, Madhya Prad
Shrimant Thorle Bajirao Peshwe spent his entire life fulfilling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s dream of hoisting the ‘#Bhagva’ Flag over the Indian sub-continent.

Peshwa Bajirao from the eyes of some famous Historians👇🏼.

Unfortunately, a mighty warrior such as himself was portrayed by a #Bollywood director as a 'lover who had lost his mental balance'.

Shame that #Leftist Historians deliberately chose not to bring his valour and courage in front of the masses.


1. Sardesai, Govind Sakharam. New History of the Marathas (1707-1772)
2. James Grant Duff, A History of the Marathas
3. Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1972). A Concise History of Warfare

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