Monday, March 7, 2011

Maratha Empire

Maratha Empire was an Indian imperial power that existed from 1674 to 1818. At its peak they covered much of South Asia, encompassing a territory of 2.8 million km.sq.The empire was founded and consolidated by Shivaji Bhosale. He created an independent Maratha kingdom with Raigad as its capital, and successfully fought against the Mughals to defend his kingdom. The Maratha Empire waged war for 27 years with the Mughals from 1681 to 1707 which became the longest war ever fought in the history of India.