November 10 1659 CE – Chattarapati Shivaji Maharaj Begins the Maratha Empire at the Battle of Pratapgad

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November 10 1659 CE – Chattarapati Shivaji Maharaj Begins the Maratha Empire at the Battle of PratapgadRate this post The history of western India took a new turn on November 10, 1659: the Battle of Pratapgad shifted the balance of power in the region away from the Adilshahi and paved the way for Maratha rule for generations to come. As King Chattarapati Shivaji drove his troops to defeat the forces of Afzal Khan, he managed to do more than decimate the enemy army and gain new territory — he avenged the death of his brother, Sambhaji. Khan began his campaign against Shivaji early in the summer of 1659, destroying temples […]