Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: He was one of the greatest warriors of his time and founder of the Maratha Empire. Shivaji himself enthroned as an independent sovereign in 1674. For six years he ruled his domain via cabinet of eight ministers. Let us have a look at his early life, administration, battles, etc.
Marathas were the most violent tribes in India who established a strong confederacy in Deccan region.Peshwas were the loyal ministers of Marathas state who were appointed to assist the king in different administrative as well as political affairs.
The Maratha administration can be studied under three heads- Central Administration; Revenue Administration; and Military Administration. Maratha’s system of administration was largely borrowed from the administrative practices of the Deccan states.
Shivaji’s considered as the founder and consolidator of the Maratha Empire but under Peshwas (the Prime Minister of the empire) expanded greatly. Mores, Ghatages, Nibalkars were most influential Maratha family.