The Marathas began their quest for Swarajya in 1646 CE, under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. From this year until 1818 CE, the Marathas remained a formidable power in the Indian sub-continent.
The Maratha Century by Uday S. Kulkarni captures the story of their rise to paramountcy in the eighteenth century – and their fall in the early nineteenth century. It was the first indigenous Empire after centuries of foreign rule…and the last before the British took over. A look at a stirring saga of a hundred and seventy-five years.
Catch Uday Kulkarni on LHI Circle as he takes us through the journey of the Maratha empire and tells us what his research has brought out.
Uday S. Kulkarni is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College and a practising surgeon in Pune. He served in the Indian Navy and retired in the rank of Surgeon Commander. He has written multiple non-fiction books on 18th century Indian history in the last decade, primarily relating to the Maratha Empire.
Here's the recording of our discussion with Dr Uday Kulkarni.