Mahrattas

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Mahrattas:

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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Also, the Republic Day parade contingent of the Maratha Light Infantry would be present.
Celebrating its Regimental Day on February 4, the Maratha Light Infantry is among the oldest of the Indian Army and classified as "light infantry", where soldiers operate with minimal equipment and orders so as to engage the enemy faster and more quietly.
Lately both the Congress and the NCP have been losing their OBC base, including the support of Marathas to the Shiv Sena and the BJP and this was too opportune an occasion to let go of - I am sure Pawar knew he would accomplish nothing by opposing the award to Purandare - the government was not likely to cow down.
This Marathi State has in fact become a Maratha State.
Ravaged by wars, the coastline is dotted with several forts from the Maratha period but some of them today are mere crumbling walls.
While he concentrates on the Nayaka and Maratha periods, he unfortunately begins his book with a rather lacklustre description of the Cholas and their temple, about which brilliant tomes have been written both in English and in Tamil.
Hailing from Karad district of Western Maharashtra, Chavan belongs to the politically dominant Maratha community and his elevation to the Chief Minister's post is also being seen as a move by the Congress to stop consolidation of Maratha votes in favour of NCP.
In 1761, the "father" of Afghanistan, the great Pashtun leader Ahmed Khan Abdali/Ahmed Shah Durrani defeated the Maratha army at Panipat, in Haryana State, about 120 kilometers north of New Delhi.
Meanwhile, at least 15 people, including six policemen, were injured in a clash between the police and Maratha activists demanding reservation for their community in government jobs at the venue of an official function being attended by Chavan near Pune yesterday.
In contrast, relations with Maratha offshoots and other minor powers such as Bounsulos, Angria and Sunda account for a number of entries in the registers.
The tactics he employed were later revived with considerable success by Shivaji Bhosle, son of Shahaji, who, in turn, was a prominent Maratha noble in the Ahmednagar court (chapter five).
Shivaji founded the Maratha kingdom in the 17th century and made it his mission to rid India of Islam.