History Of Maharashtra

History Of Maharashtra

Maharashtra the third largest state in India. The state has a rich history, which dates back many centuries and dynasties like the Mauryas, Satavahana, Rashtrakuta and Chalukyas.

The 16th century saw the rise of the marathas under Shivaji, establishing the Maratha Empire. The British governed the western part of the state as the Bombay Presidency, which included Karachi and parts of northern Deccan. Following independence, in 1950, Bombay Presidency was merged with neighbouring princely states and Bombay state was created.

By 1956, the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement started, which demanded a separate Marathi speaking state. On May 1, 1960, Bombay state was dissolved and Maharashtra attained statehood.


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