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see MarathasMarathas
or Mahrattas
, Marathi-speaking people of W central India, known for their ability as warriors and their devotion to Hinduism. From their homeland in Maharashtra their chieftains rose to power in the 17th cent.
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Prior to returning to Nira in March 1943 as intelligence officer who would make numerous reconnaissance trips to the Mahratta Hills, he wrote "In Hospital: Poona (I)", "In Hospital: Poona (2)", and the much-anthologised "Burma Casualty", in which he writes about a wounded soldier, who while convalescing, hears about the Japanese butchering of his comrades: 'And he lay in the lightness of the ward / Thinking of all the lads the dark enfolds / So secretly.
Bakhshis in military command continued in the armies of the Mahrattas, of Hyder Ali, and of other native powers.
For some castes, it surpassed 30 percent by 1931 in parts of Gujarat and the Southern Mahratta districts, where cash crops flourished.
While the English-language Mahratta had a circulation of fewer than one thousand, the Marathi-language Kesari could boast a readership of 14,500.
25) Fourth Report of the German Basel Mission in the Canara, Southern Mahratta and Malabar Province, Bangalore, Wesleyan Mission Press, 1844, p.
Those which I find enumerated are the Persian, Hindustani, Bengalese, Arabic & Mahratta.
formerly of The Mahratta Light Infantry, Indian Army, Hearsall Court, Whoberley.
Consulate in Mumbai, Richard Rothman, Commercial Consul, and several local dignitaries from the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Software Technology Parks and local businesses.
Oh, there is no caste where men go to--look for tarkeean," says E23, who is dressed like a Mahratta (247).
The question of certain estates given to the Duke during his previous stay in India, for instance, when as Sir Arthur Wellesley he had helped put an end to the Mahratta War.
The next year, when the Hindus won again, the Mahratta of Poona (mouthpiece of the radical nationalist Bal Gangadhar Tilak) sarcastically thanked `the sportsmanly insticts of the Englishmen who have these two years allowed the Hindus to stand on the same level as their rulers and sometimes to defeat [them], if nowhere else, at least on the cricket ground': Mahratta, 8 Mar.