Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby nachiket » 08 Aug 2020 01:00

YashG wrote:Absolutely.
In battle of plassey - 12 odd cast iron cannons went against 30 or more cannons of the Bengal state. And you knw what happened next.
But our 'thops' are also good are good as well. This piece of history is behind us. That 1000 year humiliation is also never going to happen again.

If you look at the state of indigenous defence r&d for most of our post-independence history and the lack of focus and support to it even now, you might be right to wonder whether we learnt any lessons from the historical debacles. I mean we are importing rifles from the US right now for the Army.

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby nachiket » 08 Aug 2020 01:17

Aditya_V wrote:The question is why were they dependent on a single leader and why was the defeat not avenged , shows there was lack of institutional planning which continues to this day.

You may have confused Peshwa Madhavrao with someone else (probably his older brother Vishwasrao who died at Panipat) if you were talking about the defeat at Panipat. Madhavrao was only 16 at the time of Panipat and did not fight there. He became the Peshwa a few months after the battle of Panipat when his father, Peshwa Nanasaheb (aka Balaji Bajirao) died. His uncle Raghunathrao was made regent.

As for avenging the defeat, as Adrija has pointed out 10 years later the Marathas had got back their territory in the north and even occupied Delhi again. The Rohillas who had sided with Abdali were defeated by Mahadji Shinde in 1772-73 as well. Najib Khan Rohilla was already dead by then however, so the Marathas dug his bones out and destroyed his grave after defeating his son in battle.

Madhavrao's problems during his reign were mainly because of infighting with his uncle Raghunathrao. He would have achieved a lot more even in the short time he had had it not been for Raghunathrao scheming and going against him at every juncture, especially during their campaigns in the south against the Nizam and Hyder Ali.

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby YashG » 08 Aug 2020 12:39

nachiket wrote:
YashG wrote:Absolutely.
In battle of plassey - 12 odd cast iron cannons went against 30 or more cannons of the Bengal state. And you knw what happened next.
But our 'thops' are also good are good as well. This piece of history is behind us. That 1000 year humiliation is also never going to happen again.

If you look at the state of indigenous defence r&d for most of our post-independence history and the lack of focus and support to it even now, you might be right to wonder whether we learnt any lessons from the historical debacles. I mean we are importing rifles from the US right now for the Army.


Yes. Quite so. This cant/shudnt be allowed to go on for any longer.

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby Virendra » 02 Oct 2020 18:54

Book Release: Prithviraj Chauhan - a Light on the Mist in History
Namaste Everyone,

Prithviraj Chauhan – the household historic name in India that evokes passion and emotions alike; an immortal chapter of India’s bloody yet glorious history. Many have been intrigued with the controversies on historical figures like him? Did you ever wonder what truth lies beyond the layers of exaggeration, bias and myths that fill the whole spectrum of narratives of historical Prithviraj?
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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby Virendra » 02 Oct 2020 18:55

Book's preface
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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby tsarkar » 02 Oct 2020 20:01

Well done, Virendra! Its always been a pleasure reading your well researched posts here and I'm sure the book will reflect your meticulous attention to details and facts. I ordered my book online.

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby Virendra » 02 Oct 2020 20:34

Thanks tsarkar!
I hope it meets your expectations.

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby Srutayus » 02 Oct 2020 21:02

Hi Virendra,
Unable to purchase the Kindle version from the US.

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby rajkumar » 05 Oct 2020 13:53

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby Virendra » 12 Oct 2020 15:40

Srutayus wrote:Hi Virendra,
Unable to purchase the Kindle version from the US.

Hi Srutayus,
Please go to amazon.com on browser and lookup the Kindle edition. It is downloadable from there.

If any of you guys finishes reading the book. You're most welcome to pen a no holds barred review on social media or blogs. :)

Regards,
Virendra

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Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Postby ramana » 14 Oct 2020 04:54

Virendra will get the book and read.
Lots of myths around Prithviraj Chauhan.


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