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Rescuing an Empire
The Times of Madhavrao Peshwa
In his most recent non-fiction book, Uday S Kulkarni documents the twelve year period after the third battle of Panipat, when the loss resulted in regression of the Maratha power. The sixteen year old Madhavrao assumed the post of Peshwa and in his short tenure faced invasions from without and dissent and discord within his kingdom and even his own family. The English power meanwhile advanced further from Bengal towards Benaras and Allahabad after the battle of Buxar. With over 1300 references, several appendices, unpublished documents, footnotes, and genealogies, the book outlines the life and times of Madhavrao Peshwa.
The session will see the launch of the book The Mastery of Hindustan – Triumphs & Travails of Madhavrao Peshwa, which will be followed by a talk by the author. This will be followed by a discussion between Uday S Kulkarni, Vikram Sampath and Vikram Limsay. A book signing will follow the session.
Please join the author and the panellists for tea at 10:15 am.
Uday S Kulkarni
Dr Uday S Kulkarni is the former Surgeon Commander of the Indian Navy. After obtaining an MBBS and MS, he received his postgraduate degree in Communications and Journalism from Pune University. He is an author of seven non-fiction books on Indian history in the eighteenth century, covering the battle of Panipat, and the entire Maratha period – from the birth of Chhatrapati Shivaji to the battle of Khadki. He is a Life Member of Bhandarkar Institute of Oriental Studies and Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak madal, Pune. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, London. He has been awarded the Shiva-punyatithi Raigad Puraskar for his work in Maratha history.
Dr Vikram Sampath is a Bangalore-based historian and the author of seven acclaimed books, including two national bestsellers: Savakar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past and Savarkar: A Contested Legacy. In 2021, he was elected as fellow to the Royal History Society of the UK. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi’s first Yuva Puraskar in English literature and the ARSC International Award for excellence in historical research in New York for his book on Gauhar Jaan. He has a doctorate in history and music from the University of Queensland, Australia and was a senior research fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. He has established the Archive of Indian Music, India’s first digital sound archive for vintage recordings and curates the ZEE Group’s ‘ARTH-A Culture Fest’.
Vikram Kumar Limsay is an Applied Business Strategist and is the CEO & Principal Consultant at Helicon Consulting. He obtained his MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune. A speaker at many forums, his writings are carried by leading journals & leading national media on economy, public policy, society and business. He offers a unique insight often contrarian to commonly accepted beliefs perspective that stem from his medley of experiences that include professional, entrepreneurial, academic and media. An avid multi sports, yoga & active lifestyle enthusiast he lives in Bangalore India and gathers his world view through reading and exciting travels.