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Baji Rao: The Warrior Peshwa

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Peshwa Baji Rao, the great Maratha general and statesman, changed the map of India in the mid eighteenth century.His military campaigns were classic examples of his genius. In the mayhem of the religious intolerance continued by the tottering Mughals after Aurangzeb, Baji Rao stood out as the champion of Hinduism. He conquered Gujarat and most of central India and even sho ...more
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Published April 19th 2017 by Roli Books
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Virag Padalkar
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just like Bajirao overshadowed his younger brother throughout his life; geopolitical events in Maharashtra have relegated Bajirao to the sidelines of history. Maharashtra is Shivaji and our vision often ends there. Sad but true. Adding to the problem is Bollywood. With the romantic angle of Bajirao's life often hyper-emphasized and nowhere more so in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's extravagant epic "Bajirao Mastani"; we have boxed Bajirao the personality. We forget that he was a military general par exc ...more
Shruti Patankar
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
History with letters backing the same!

Very well written with factual data and details! I love this author!
He has introduced all major historical characters with their own brief backgrounds who have played major role in life and conquests of Peshwe Baji Rao.

Additionally no drama or unnecessary descriptions of lavishness of either king or the peshwa. The entire focus is on his military activities and his strategies! Loved it!
Pritam Chattopadhyay
On 17th April, 1720 Chhatrapati Sahu held an extraordinary Darbar, at Masur thirty miles east of Satara, and bestowed the robes of the Peshwaship on Baji Rao, son of the departed Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath. Baji Rao was at that time a robust teenager of nineteen springs. It was, consequently not without reason that the broad-spectrum estimation in the court of Sahu considered Baji Rao as a raw and unproven youth and was not in favour of his appointment.

In fact, a number of old hands of Sahu's cour
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