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Peshwa
A Peshwa
Peshwa
was the equivalent of a modern Chief Minister in the Maratha Empire. Originally, the Peshwas served as subordinates to the Chhatrapati
Chhatrapati
(the Maratha
Maratha
king), but later, they became the de facto leaders of the Marathas, and the Chatrapati was reduced to a nominal ruler
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Official Residence
An official residence is the residence at which a nation's head of state, head of government, governor or other senior figure officially resides
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Indian Subcontinent
The Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
or the subcontinent is a southern region of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate
Indian Plate
and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
from the Himalayas
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Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65Islamic Republic of Afghanistanد افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت‬ (Pashto) Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان‬ (Dari) Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh AfġānestānFlagCoat of armsMotto: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله‬ "Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh" "There is no God but Allah; Muhammad
Muhammad
is the messenger of Allah. (Shahada)Anthem: Millī Surūd ملي سرود‬ (English: "National Anthem")Capital and larg
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Madhavrao II Ballal
Ballal also Ballala is an ancient title from the state of Karnataka, India. Ballal was a title assumed by Bunt families of position in the coastal districts of Karnataka
Karnataka
State.[1][2] Ballal families are known to have patronised Jainism
Jainism
in the past and also followed a matrilineal system of inheritance. In modern times the title is used as surname mostly by the Bunts but its usage might also occur among few Brahmin families.Contents1 History 2 Notable people 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Thurston mentions that the origin of the title Ballal is explained by a proverb which goes when a Bunt becomes powerful he becomes a Ballal and that it reflects a claim of descent from the Hoysala Ballal kings.[3] The Hoysalas had matrimonial relations with the Alupa royal family of coastal Karnataka. In the Book Prachina Tulunadu (Ancient Tulu nadu), The writers N.S
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Senapati
Senapati (Sanskrit: सेनापति sena- meaning "army", -pati meaning "lord"), or also known as parvanda, is a title in ancient India denoting the rank of military commander or general of the army.[1] It was a hereditary title of nobility used in the Maratha
Maratha
Empire. During wartime, a Sardar
Sardar
Senapati or Sarsenapati (also colloquially termed Sarnaubat) functioned as the Commander-in-Chief
Commander-in-Chief
of all Maratha forces, coordinating the commands of the various Sardars in battle. Ranking under the heir-apparent crown prince and other hereditary princes, the title Senapati most closely resembles a British Duke
Duke
or German Herzog
Herzog
in rank and function
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Konkan
Konkan, also known as the Konkan
Konkan
Coast or Kokan, is a rugged section of the western coastline of India. It is a 720 kilometres (450 miles) long coastline. It consists of the coastal districts of the western Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka. The ancient Saptakonkana is a slightly larger region. The region is known as Karavali
Karavali
in Karnataka.Contents1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 Ethnology 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEtymology[edit]Deogad Beach in Sindhudurg district, Konkan
Konkan
region,MaharashtraAccording to the Sahyadrikhanda of the Skanda Purana, Parashurama
Parashurama
shot his arrow into the sea and commanded the Sea God to recede up to the point where his arrow landed
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Panhala
Panhala
Panhala
is a city and a Hill station Municipal Council (3177 feet above sea level) 18 km northwest of Kolhapur, in Kolhapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Panhala
Panhala
is the smallest city in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and being a Municipal Council the city is developing rapidly. The city sprawls in the Panhala fort
Panhala fort
commands a panoramic view of the valley below. The main historical attraction here is the Panhala
Panhala
fort
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Adnyapatra
Adnyapatra, also pronounced as ‘Ajnapatra’, is a royal edict on the principles of Maratha
Maratha
policy written in Modi Marathi by Ramchandra Pant Amatya, a diplomat and warrior of the Maratha
Maratha
Empire, with intention to guide Shivaji’s grandson Sambhaji
Sambhaji
II. It is supposed to be the formal documentation of Shivaji’s ideals, principles and policies of state administration.Contents1 Background 2 Contents 3 Chapters 4 Select Principles 5 Comparison 6 Controversy 7 Refutation 8 ReferencesBackground[edit] In the strict sense, Adnyapatra is not an official document as it does not bear any seal or other traditional signs used to denote the beginning and end of the official document
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Mughals
The Mughal Empire
Empire
(Urdu: مغلیہ سلطنت‬‎, translit. Mughliyah Saltanat)[8][2] or Mogul Empire[9] was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526
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Sanskrit
A few attempts at revival have been reported in Indian and Nepalese newspapers. India: 14,135 Indians claimed Sanskrit
Sanskrit
to be their mother tongue in the 2001 Census of India:[2] Nepal: 1,669 Nepalis
Nepalis
in 2011
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Kulkarni
Kulkarni is a family name native to the Indian state of Maharashtra and northern Karnataka. It is found among the Brahmin communities of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and Karnataka
Karnataka
such as Deshastha Brahmins
Deshastha Brahmins
and also among the Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu community.[1][2][3] The name Kulkarni is believed to be a combination of two words (kula and karani). Kula means the root of the family, and Karanika means one who maintains records or accounts. Traditionally, Kulkarni was a title used for people who used to maintain the accounts and records of the villages and used to collect taxes. The title of the Kulkarni was later replaced by the Talathi
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Persian Language
Persian (/ˈpɜːrʒən/ or /ˈpɜːrʃən/), also known by its endonym Farsi[8][9] (فارسی fārsi [fɒːɾˈsiː] ( listen)), is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(officially known as Dari since 1958),[10] and Tajikistan
Tajikistan
(officially known as Tajiki since the Soviet era),[11] and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran
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British Empire
The British Empire
Empire
comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England
England
between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power.[1] By 1913, the British Empire
Empire
held sway over 412 million people, 7001230000000000000♠23% of the world population at the time,[2] and by 1920, it covered 35,500,000 km2 (13,700,000 sq mi),[3] 7001240000000000000♠24% of the Earth's total land area.[4] As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread
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Bombay State
Bombay
Bombay
State was a large Indian state created at the time of India's Independence, with other regions being added to it in the succeeding years. Bombay
Bombay
Presidency (roughly equating to the present-day Indian state of Maharashtra, excluding South Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and Vidarbha) was merged with the princely states of the Baroda, Western India
India
and Gujarat
Gujarat
(the present-day Indian state of Gujarat) and Deccan States (which included parts of the present-day Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. On November 1, 1956, Bombay
Bombay
State was re-organized under the States Reorganisation Act on linguistic lines, absorbing various territories including the Saurashtra and Kutch States, which ceased to exist
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British East India Company
The East India
India
Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India
India
Company and informally as John Company,[1] was an English and later British joint-stock company,[2] that was formed to pursue trade with the "East Indies"[citation needed] (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China
Qing China
and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent. Originally chartered as the "Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies", the company rose to account for half of the world's trade[citation needed], particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea, and opium
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