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Peshwa

 

(also peishwa), the chief minister of the Maratha state (India) during the rule of Sivaji (17th century) and his successors. The position was hereditary from the time of Balaji Visvanath, a peshwa who became the de facto ruler of the state in the 18th century. The successors of Balaji Visvanath ruled Maharashtra and were considered the sovereigns of the confederation of Maratha principalities until the final occupation of Maratha lands by the British colonizers in 1818.

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Maya brings her A-game in a pretty blue peshwas. We love how the sleek bun and heavy jhumkas bring her whole look together perfectly!
Its floral patterned peshwas are a perfect depiction of spring.
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The Battle of Koregaon ended with the British-led Mahar soldiers defeating the Peshwas. The victory was not just of a battle for the Mahars, but a win against caste-based discrimination and oppression itself.
The tension began on Monday when lakhs of Dalits gathered in the village of Bhima-Koregaon, about 30 km from Pune, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of a battle that saw Dalit soldiers fighting with the British, defeating the army of the upper caste Peshwas or rulers.
Summary: Pune, once the kingdom of the Peshwas, the city is quiet, pleasant and laid-back.
Even though the peshwas were Brahmans, members of the priestly caste, yet their criminal jurisprudence seems to have been little influenced by the Sanskrit scriptures on these matters.
Doesn't Mehreen look pretty in this peshwas ensemble?
In the chain of events that followed, the newly elected MLA and Dalit leader from Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani, reached the ground zero calling the BJP the "New Peshwas".
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He was a born cavalry leader, steeped in the long and distinguished galaxy of Peshwas, He was unequaled for the daring and originality of his genius.
Apart from being the first day of the new calendar year, it was also the 200th anniversary of the battle that the Dalits won against the ruling Peshwas. It is another question whether it should be viewed as a caste war.