International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part G (2016)
The Rise and the warfare methods of Marathas
The rise of Marathas, like that of thee Rajputs, was a Mughal (8th century onwards) phenomenon. Both had mixed origins which have been discussed at length. Marathas have been innovative in not only in their war method but also very unique in defending themselves. They always fought with lot of courage determination. They not only attacked on their enemies with lot of grit but they never offered any chance to their rivals to defend skillfully. In short Marathas defense was remarkable and it is found in history one of the rare defensive talent. Shiva ji one of the greatest leaders of Marathas never believed in finding new warfare techniques to defeat the opposition. It is also noteworthy that Mughals never used guerrilla warfare against Maratha forces because they knew that Maratha's were very good at guerilla warfare tactics. Shiva ji maharaja a great warrior who always used guerrilla tactics especially against Aurangzeb and the Mughal army. Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of fighters, armed civilians use military tactics to fight a larger enemy. battle of Partapgarh, battle of Kohlapur, battle of Konkan, battle of Surat, battle of Purandar, battle of Kalian, battle of Salehar are famous for warfare methods of Maratha's.
How to cite this article:
Jagdeep Singh. The Rise and the warfare methods of Marathas. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(7):495-498.