The Rise and Fall of a Brown Water Navy

Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre and Maratha Sea Power on the Arabian Sea in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Anirudh Deshpande, Muphid Mujawar


Aakar Books, New Delhi , 2021

Language: ENGLISH

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Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre fought the English, Portuguese and Siddis on and off the Konkan Coast for more than three decades till his death (1729). His descendants kept these powers and the Peshwa at bay till 1756 by skillfully using a ‘brown water’ navy. The combined deployment of land and sea power by the Angres is unique to Indian history and salutary to anyone interested in the early modern local contexts of the Indian Ocean World.

Anirudh Deshpande

Anirudh Deshpande is Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi, Delhi. He is co-editor, along with Partha Sarathi Gupta, of The British Raj and its Indian Armed Forces, 1857-1939 (2002), and author of British Military Policy in India 1900-1945: Colonial Constraints and Declining Power (2005), Class, Power and Consciousness in Indian Cinema and Television (2009), A Spring of Despair: Mutiny, Rebellion and Death in India, 1946 and Cinema Aur Itihaas – Kuch Paraspar Sambandh (both forthcoming). 

Muphid Mujawar

Dr. Muphid Mujawar is Assistant Professor at the Distance Education Centre, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.