Maratha Confederacy

Mahadji recaptured Delhi
Mahadaji Sindhia by James Wales ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1771 Jan 1

Mahadji recaptured Delhi

Delhi, India
Mahadaji Shinde was instrumental in resurrecting Maratha power in North India after the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761, and rose to become a trusted lieutenant of the Peshwa, leader of the Maratha Empire. Along with Madhavrao I and Nana Fadnavis, he was one of the three pillars of Maratha Resurrection. In early 1771, ten years after the collapse of Maratha authority over North India following the Third Battle of Panipat, Mahadji recaptured Delhi and installed Shah Alam II as a puppet ruler on the Mughal throne receiving in return the title of deputy Vakil-ul-Mutlak(Regent of the Empire).

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