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The Marathas 1600–1818

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Part of The New Cambridge History of India

  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521033169

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  • In this book, Dr. Stewart Gordon presents the first comprehensive history of the Maratha polity, which was an important regional kingdom in the seventeenth century and the largest political entity of eighteenth century India. He focuses on the origins of the elite families, problems of legitimacy and loyalty, military organization and change, and the development of administration, tax collection and religious patronage. Through the use of a vast array of documents, the author also gives a picture of everyday life in the Maratha polity.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The Marathas is extremely detailed and covers a great many topics in the two century period it treats. It is written with an eye to the use that various groups with political and cultural agendas have made of the history of Maharashtra. The story The Marathas itself tells is dispassionate, judicious, and absorbing." Rachana Kamtekar, Chicago South Asia Newsletter

    "As a synthesis of current interpretations and as a comprehensive reference work, Gordon's volume amply fulfills the goals of the New Cambridge History of India series of which it forms a part. Gordon distills a massive array of original and secondary sources into a succinct and readable summary of Maratha history, while at the same time acquainting readers with the main issues in the field. Copious bibliographic references and a glossary provide further assistance to the nonspecialist, as do the nine excellent maps. For the many of us who have yearned to understand something of Maratha history, yet have been too faint of heart to face the enormity of the task given the vast (and often rather dense) literature involved, Gordon has performed a welcome service." Cynthia Talbot, Journal of Asian Studies

    "...an intelligent and insightful new synthesis on the Marathas and their polity....a brilliant and compelling reading of the Maratha's political and military enterprise." Frank F. Conlon, American Historical Review

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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521033169
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.339kg
    • contains: 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    General editor's preface
    Acknowledgements
    Glossary
    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)
    Conclusions
    Index.

  • Author

    Stewart Gordon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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