Portrait of Sivaji



Sivaji (1630-80), the Maratha hero, led a series of daring raids on Mughal territories in the Deccan. He was a constant thorn in Awrangzeb's side, the Great Mughal being unable either to co-opt him into the empire or to defeat him. On his death, Sivaji left a compact Maratha state which continued his practice of raiding Mughal territories.
British Library, London. From p164 The Mughal Emperors: And the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran, and Central Asia by Francis Robinson.

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