By Ram Sivasankaran
It's the 18th century and regardless of the dominant Mughal rule, the Maratha Confederacy has validated itself as a strength to be reckoned with within the Indian Subcontinent. the delicate peace among the 2 powers is threatened whilst balajirainbow Vishvanath Bhat, Peshwa of the Confederacy, foils the plans of Nizam Ul Mulk of the Mughal Empire, and asserts the ability of the Marathas. although, little does the Peshwa recognize that he has dealt the Nizam an accidental wound—one with roots in his mysterious previous and one who he may search to avenge until his final breath.
When the Peshwa surrenders his existence to a terminal sickness darkish clouds assemble over the Confederacy because it is threatened through a Mughal invasion in addition to an inner uprising.
All the whereas a passive spectator, the Peshwa’s son, Bajirao Bhat, now must upward thrust past the grief of his father’s passing, his scant army and administrative event, and his excessive love for his spouse and infant son to rescue every thing he holds pricey. Will the younger guy manage to safeguard the Confederacy from inner strife and overwhelm the armies of the Empire all whereas combating internal demons? Will he dwell as much as his identify of Peshwa?
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