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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was a Maratha sovereign who founded the Maratha Empire,which, at its peak, covered much of the Indian subcontinent, … Read More
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was a Maratha sovereign who founded the Maratha Empire,which, at its peak, covered much of the Indian subcontinent, encompassing a territory of over 2.8 million km². Shivaji as an aristocrat of the Bhosle clan led a resistance to free the Maratha people from the Sultanate of Bijapur and the Mughal Empire and established a Hindavi Swarajya ("self-rule of Hindu people"). Read Less
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