Did the Marathas Defeat the Mughals?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

By 1707, the Marathas had defeated the Mughals in the Mughal-Maratha Wars, which had started in 1680. The Mughal treasury had completely been drained by the protracted and exhausting conflict, and after Aurangzeb’s death, its military fortunes continued to decline. By the time the Marathas entered Delhi, the Mughal capital, in 1757, they had already expanded their Empire to Peshawar.

How Marathas defeated the Mughals?

In India’s politics and history, the Maratha Empire did bring about numerous significant developments. In 1757, they had stretched their Empire to Peshawar when they entered Delhi, the Mughal capital. Some other significant developments have been listed below:

  • The foundation of the empire was laid by religious tolerance and diversity, which were the central values of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • The Maratha Empire was one of the most socially mobile governments because it had a long history of elevating gifted people into leadership positions.
  • Notably, the Peshwas of the Bhatt dynasty were from common backgrounds, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s most dependable secretary, Haider Ali Kohari, was originally from a poor family.
  • To defend its western coast from other maritime powers like the British and the Portuguese, the Maratha empire also constructed a sizable navy.


Did the Marathas Defeat the Mughals?

The Mughal-Maratha Wars, which had begun in 1680, were won by the Marathas by 1707. The lengthy and gruelling war had entirely exhausted the Mughal coffers, and following Aurangzeb’s death, its military fortunes began to decline even further.

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