The Marathas were the last indigenous empire-builders of India. They leapt into prominence suddenly and swiftly, but the rapid expansion of their empire was arrested by the defeat at the third battle of Panipat on 14 January 1761. Unfortunately, the authentic, comprehensive and analytical scholarly accounts of this momentous battle are woefully short in number. This work in the Marathi language fills the gap. Specifically, this monograph provides the in-depth information on the following topics for the first time :
– Partition of India in 1757 and the rise of the Afghan nation
– Sabaji Patil Shinde and his brave deeds
– New details about the battle of Barari and how Dattaji Shinde fought the Afghans and Rohillas
– Why did the Marathas position their artillary on top of the Jama Masjid in Delhi?
– What was the total expenditure of Sadashivrao Bhau?
– Sadashivrao Bhau’s valor while in conversation with the Afghan diplomats
– The Kohinoor diamond would have been in Pune, if …
Many such unknown facts are explored in depth in this Adnyat Panipat book written by Manoj Dani. A must-read for any history lover!