The Maratha Empire deserves some recognition. It defeated the Mughals, and at at its peak covered most of the subcontinent (shown in yellow above). The young Maratha state was created by Shivaji in 1674 with Raigad as its capital. It was tiny, carved out of a piece of the Mughal Empire, and Shivaji was merely “king.” He died in 1680, leaving behind a small kingdom and soon after, the Mughals invaded, but could not fully subdue the Marhatha rebellion War of 27 years from 1681 to 1707. Shahu, a grandson of Shivaji, ruled as emperor until 1749. He appointed the first Peshwa as head of government, and after Shahu’s death the Peshwas ruled as de facto leaders until 1761, while Shahu’s descendents became figureheads at their base of Satara in southern Maharashtra.
Losses at the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761 suspended further expansion of the empire in the North-west (into modern Pakistan) and reduced the power of the Peshwas. In their place, powerful knights rose and began trying to carve out their own fiefdoms. Under Madhavrao Peshwa, Maratha authority in North India was briefly restored, 10 years after the battle of Panipat. After Madhavrao’s death, however, the Maratha Empire devolved into a confederation of five mostly Marathan dynasties, each controlling a section of the empire.
In 1775, the British East India Company intervened in a succession struggle, which became the First Anglo-Maratha War. Maratha remained the preeminent power in India, though power struggles between the dynasties and against the English continued, until the Marathan defeat in the Second and Third Anglo-Maratha wars (1805–1818), which left the British East India Company in control of most of India.
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Noel Fielding as Crowley and Richard Ayoade as Aziraphale FTW
They need to make this twice so Noel and Richard can each play Aziriphale (sp?) and Crowley because I can’t decide which would be better.
opinions on abortions are kinda like nipples
everyone has them but women’s are a little bit more relevant
But all you ever see are men’s
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About a metre lower, Supes
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I feel a greater sense of connectedness already
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About three things I was absolutely positive. First, I had a pokemon. Second, there was a part of me - and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be - that wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was. Third, Gary Oak was unconditionally and irrevocably a douchenozzle.
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How old are you?
How long have you been ten?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEN
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TEN
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Big Mark vegetarian burger at Lord of the Fries