Shivaji built the Maratha Navy in the 17th century after realizing the value of sea-power.
He recruited sailors from the coastal villages. Organized into the nucleus of a navy, these fisherfolk had considerable skill and became a terror to Mughal invaders.
The purpose of establishing a Maratha naval order was twofold: firstly, to hold in check the powers of the west coast including the Portuguese, and secondly to keep an opening for escape by sea if overwhelmed by the enemy on land.
Image: Paper scroll fragment.
Collection of Bharata Itihasa Samshodhaka Mandala, Pune.
From Marg magazine Vol. 34 No. 2
Questo pomeriggio a Bernate Ticino arrivano i Nashville & Backbones che con il loro concerto ci porteranno direttamente nella West Coat americana 🎸 .
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There's nothing more rewarding for me with my photography than seeing something I've shot hanging on a clients walls in their own personal space. This is a 100cm x 65cm canvas print of a sunset I shot earlier this year in Coffin Bay. Get in touch if you would like to add some west coast colours to your walls ✌🏼cheers @maxwellcampbellphotography love ya work 🍺
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