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The Marathas 1600–1818

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  • isbn: 9780521033169

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  • In this book, Dr Stewart Gordon presents a comprehensive history of one of the most colourful and least-understood kingdoms of India: the Maratha Empire. The empire was founded by Shivaji in the mid-seventeenth century, spread across most of India during the following century, and was conquered by the British in the nineteenth century. Using administrative documents of the Maratha polity, family papers and Histories of the Empire, Stewart Gordon explores the origin of the Marathas, their emergence as elite families, patterns of loyalty and strategies for maintaining legitimacy. He traces how the armies developed into European-style infantry and artillery and assesses the economics that funded the polity, especially taxation and credit. Finally the author considers the lasting effects the empire had on administrations, law and trade patterns of Central India, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

    • A comprehensive English-language history of one of the most colourful and least-understood kingdoms of India
    • Based on a synthesis of historical material and earlier studies of the kingdom
    • Presents a picture of everyday life in the Maratha Empire
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    Product details

    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521033169
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.339kg
    • contains: 10 maps
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    General editor's preface
    Introduction: historiography and bibliography
    1. The geopolitics of Maharashtra
    2. Marathas and the Deccan sultanates
    3. Shivaji (1630–80) and the Maratha polity
    4. Family responses to invasion (1680–1719)
    5 Baji Rao I's northern expansion (1720–1740)
    6. Conquest to administration (1740–1760)
    7. Centripetal forces (1760–1803)
    Epilogue (1803–1818)

  • Author

    Stewart Gordon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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