Jungle Safari Around Nagpur

Jungle Safari Around Nagpur

Nagpur, popularly known as the ‘city of oranges’, is an important commercial and transportation hub of Maharashtra. The traffic, the crowd, the noise can be overpowering at times as the new city grows out of its old shell. But did you know Nagpur is also the base from where you may drive to some of … Read more

Parasoji Bhosle, Founder of the Nagpur Rajas

Parasoji seems to have gained some distinction by his inroads into the territories of Berar and Gondavana during the reign of Sivaji. He exacted tribute from these regions. After Sambhaji’s death when Rajaram succeeded to the throne of the Chatrapati Parasoji rendered him valuable help. In appreciation of his service Rajaram honoured Parasoji by presenting … Read more

Raghuji Bhosle II, 1775-1816

The title of Sena-Saheb-Subha was finally conferred on Raghuji in 1775, during the Pesvaship of Savai Madhavrav(NPI., pp. 300-302). Actually he was designated for this title much earlier but sanction for the same could not be had from Poona, because of the strained relations between the Pesvas and the Bhosles. Raghuji assumed power after the … Read more

Raghuji Bhosle

By suppressing the recalcitrant Kanhoji, Raghuji gained the favour of Chatrapati sahu. As already observed Sahu conferred on him the title of Senasaheb Subha and the right to collect cauthai from Berar, Gondavana Chattisgad, Allahabad, Makasudabad (Bengal) and Patna. According to Grant Duff on the occasion of granting these rights Raghuji gave a bond which … Read more

Kanhoji Bhosle

Parasoji was succeeded by his son Kanhoji. Chatrapati Sahu granted Kanhoji his hereditary title and also some land at Khed for the maintenance of his father’s memorial. Darva was taken by Kanhoji and he made Bham his headquarters. In the struggle between the Sayyad brothers and Nizam-ul-mulk far the control of the Delhi affairs, the … Read more

Medieval PERIOD (Complete History of Nagpur)

Gondi Interlude. From the fall of the Yadavas till the entry of the Moghals in Gondavana, the Gond Rajas were more or less free from any political domination. Even during the hey-day of the Yadavas, it seems that they were never, completely subjugated as their habitat was in the fastness of hills and forests. Gondavana … Read more

Janoji Bhosle, 1755-1772

The Jari-Pataka and the saffron-colored flag were the emblems of Raghuji. This great general who extended the Maratha power as far as Katak breathed his last at Nagpur on. the 14th of February 1755.(NPI., p. 103) Raghuji had four sons, Mudhoji: and Bimbaji from the elder wife, and Janoji and Sabaji from the younger. Janoji … Read more

Raghuji III, 1818-1853

When Appasaheb was arrested the Resident Mr. Jenkins decided to adopt Bajiba, the son of Banubai, as the successor to the Bhosle gadi. Banubai was the daughter of Raghuji II. The adoption ceremony was performed on 26-6-1818 and Bajiba was renamed Raghuji III. He was then only ten years old. It was the Resident who … Read more

Appasaheb Bhosle (1817-1818)

After Parasoji’s death, Appasaheb being the only heir to the Nagpur gadi his succession ceremonies were gone through quietly on 21st April 1817. The moment Appasaheb assumed charge of Nagpur he began to feel the weight of British supremacy which he had accepted by the subsidiary alliance. His efforts hereafter were directed to overthrow the … Read more

Parasoji Bhosle, 1816-1817

Raghuji II was succeeded by his son Parasoji in 1816. Parasoji was paralytic, blind and mentally deranged. His father’s efforts to improve him proved fruitless. Bakabai, Parasoji’s step-mother brought him to her palace and took charge of the administration with the help of Dharmaji Bhosle, Naroba Citanis and Gajabadada-Gujar. Dharmaji was an illegitimate son of … Read more