Languages and literature of Maharashtra

Languages and literature of Maharashtra Maharashtra is counted amongst the coastal cities of India and has been gifted with natural beauty in abundance. Combine this with the architectural splendor of the state and voila, you have the perfect answer to why the state is so popular amongst Indian as well as foreign tourists. If you … Read more

Former princely states and zamindars of Maharashtra

Former princely states and zamindars of Maharashtra Akkalkot State Akkalkot State during the British Raj, was a Maratha princely state ruled by the Bhonsle dynasty. The non-salute state came under the Deccan States Agency and was bordered by Hyderabad State and the Bombay Presidency. The area of the state was 1,290 square kilometres (500 sq … Read more

Revolt of 1857 in Maharashtra

Revolt of 1857 in Maharashtra The Bombay Presidency was a province of the English East India Company and it covered parts of western and central India, some of which were directly under its control. It also controlled some native states. It was responsible for their defence and relations with Britain. The native rulers were responsible … Read more

British rule in Maharashtra

British rule in Maharashtra The Company’s Directors sent Lord Wellesley as the Governor General of the Company’s territories in India, in 1798. He was destined to transform the British Empire in India into British Empire of India before he was recalled in 1805 for, charges of ‘rapacity, Oppression, cruelty and fraud’ and also overstepping the … Read more

History of Maharashtra : from vedic age to gupta period

History of Maharashtra : from vedic age to gupta period The state of Maharashtra, as on the present day map of India, has a long pre and proto-historic past as this land has been inhabited by humans since time immemorial. The name Maharashtra entered the recorded history in the 2nd century B.C. with the construction … Read more

Workers, peasant and tribal movements of  Maharashtra

Workers, peasant and tribal movements of  Maharashtra Deccan riots 1874 In May and June 1875, peasants of Maharashtra in some parts of Pune, Satara and Ahmednagar districts revolted against increasing agrarian distress. The Deccan Riots of 1875 targeted conditions of debt peonage (kamiuti) to moneylenders. The rioters’ specific purpose was to obtain and destroy the … Read more

Major dynasties of Maharashtra

Major dynasties of Maharashtra Satavahan The Satavahana dynasty ruled the Deccan region between 230 BCE – 225 CE. They were probably vassals of the Mauryas, and established their supremacy in the Deccan after the decline of the Maurya Empire. The dynasty was established by Simuka, however, Gautamiputra Satakarni (86–110 CE) is the most well-known king … Read more

Feudatory states of Maharashtra

Feudatory states of Maharashtra The Maratha Empire or the Maratha Confederacy was an Indian power that dominated much of the Indian subcontinent in the 17th and 18th century. The empire formally existed from 1674 with the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji and ended in 1818 with the defeat of Peshwa Bajirao II. The Marathas are credited … Read more

Freedom movement in Maharashtra

Freedom movement in Maharashtra Foundation The political associations like the Bombay Associations, the Bombay Presidency Association, the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha and many other associations provided forums to articulate the various aspirations of people. However, the politically conscious people realised the need to organize an all India forum to formulate a common programme of activity and … Read more

Art Forms of Maharastra

Art Forms of Maharastra The art refers to the theory and physical expression of creativity found in human societies and cultures from Ancient Time in India. Major constituents of the arts include Literature – including poetry, novels and short stories, and epic poetry; Performing arts – among them music, dance, and theatre; and Visual arts … Read more

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