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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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Some saw the Sikhs as serving British interests as a buttress between "the Mahrattas and us." This fascinating collection may also shed light on contemporary politics in the Punjab, where some Sikhs aspire for independence.
Complicated discussions began with the Mahrattas while Wellesley moved his army north at a rate of two or three miles a day to Scindia's stronghold of Ahmednuggur.
For cavalry lie: had the 19th Light Dragoons, Company cavalry and some Mysore and Mahratta horsemen.
They were harassed by" Mahratta cavalry and artillery, but got their cannon across the ford.
Sikhs sided with the British and indicated in their deeds an antipathy towards the Mahrattas. Undoubtedly, Ward is more obsessed with one stage of the action, that of Cawnpore; he is not on very firm ground when he takes up other locales of action such as Lucknow or Allahabad.
Ward retells the story of his command and how, after a siege of the camp, Nana Sahib, the Mahratta leader, tricked the English soldiers into surrender on the promise of safe conduct and then massacred them.
Curiously--and regrettably--Cleghorn did not follow Wight's example and nowhere did he name this artist, recording only that he was "Mahratta".
Momordica charantia, by an anonymous "Mahratta" artist, 1846.
Principal wars: Russo-Turkish War (1768-1774); Second Mysore War (1780-1783); Maratha (Mahratta) campaigns (1790-1793).