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Rojnishi: Maratha history in Portuguese records of Lisbon

Rojnishi: Maratha history in Portuguese records of Lisbon

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Rojnishi was born in Jan 1983 as Newsletter of the History Academy of the Poona University. It was from the Department of History of the Poona University that the ground was prepared academically and politically for launching and recognizing the Xavier Centre of Historical Research in Goa.
Rojnishi was born in Jan 1983 as Newsletter of the History Academy of the Poona University. It was from the Department of History of the Poona University that the ground was prepared academically and politically for launching and recognizing the Xavier Centre of Historical Research in Goa.

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FROM THE
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EDITORIAL DESK
Out of the confidence of few, diffidence of many, and cooperation of all,
ROJNISHI is born. When the new year started with a much publicized national
meet of astrologers in the capital, my naturally Indian mind was for a moment
swayed by thoughts of horror-scope. Whatever the role the stars may be playing, even
the most diffident of us who chose an executive editor must have had some confidence
in their choice! I cannot vouch for the invisible and eerie influences, but this first
issue of 
ROJNISHI in hands is a witness to what effective good-will and coopera-
tion can achieve.
ROJNISHI is a Marathi term of Persian origin and with historical nuances. It
stands for a record of daily performance of an official. As a Newsletter of our History
Academy of teachers and researchers in history, ROJNISHI is meant to be a "re-
cord" of the pulse and routine performance of historical scholarship in the juricdiction
of Poona University. The spontaneity of the response that alone can promote
ROJNISHI may be taken as an indicator of that pulse. We look forward to seeing
ROJNISHI grow into a truly representative andreliable index of the academic calibre
of historical talent around us. Initially, it may, be more an index of enthusiasm.
However, we resolve not to lose sight of the challenge.
ROJNISHI will come out twice a year, that is, around January and July. it will
provide forum to novices and veterans alike. The contents of this •first issue testify to
this. The contents will give also an idea of our programme with its scope and limita-
tions. It will be biased in favour of Western Indian History, will give preferential
treatment to well-researched essays and to new archival sources, and will accommodate
miscellaneous items, such as news of historical interest, book reviews, etc. as per space
available.
Contributions can come in English
OF
Marathi, and they should be
typed in double-space. They should reach the Editorial Board, c/o Department of 
History,
University of Poona, before the end of December/June. Material for
publication will be selected by the Executive Editor with the help of expert opinion.ROJNISHI thanks very specially Dr. M. E. Cherian, President of Spicer Memorial
College (Pune) for his financial guarantee to the initial three issues to the tune of 
Rs. 2,500/- per issue. May his generosity inspire more generosity from more quarters.
Gratitude is recorded also to Prof. A. R. Kulkami, to whose inspiration this News-
letter owes its existence and its name. An expression of thanks goes also to the
historians who have gladly consented to associate themselves with ROJNISHI as
members of the Advisory Board.
Finally, ROJNISHI acknowledges the cheerful and
steady support of every staff-member of the Department of History (University of 
Poona).
,Apprater
Academy
Dr. T. R. de Souza, S. J.
Utitietsity of 
Poona.
Executive Editor
1
 
The new c
i
ty was to be the last extra-
vaganza of a dying empire. This future was
hidden from those who planned it to be
a showpiece to impress and dazzle the
subject population with the imperial
power. The designer of Viceroy's House,
Sir Edwin Luyten, was employed to
create a school of Indo-British architec-
ture. Th
i
s hope was never fulfilled.
The author traces Hindu-Muslim
antagonism to urban strains of conges-
tion. This is open to debate, but the
municipalization and politicization of 
Dclhi did bring its citizens into the arena
of national politics. This happened mostly
in 1920's with the influx of politically
aware outsiders who moved from Calcutta
to Delhi.The book has useful additional aids for
the reader. However, two more maps, one
showing more details of the suburban
extensions after 1880's and the other
showing the new capital in relation to the
cantonment and civil lines would have
made the picture clearer for the reader.
Dr. (Snit.) Samita Gupta
9[
New Archival Documents 1
1. A Modi Document from Lisbon Archives
The accompanying letter is from the
Ajuda Library of Lisbon. It was addressed
by the Pratinidhi of the Marathas, Par-
shuram Pandit, to the Portuguese viceroy
of Goa. It belongs to a critical period of Maratha history, that is
.
, when Maratha
country was invaded by the Mughals.
The letter reminds the Portuguese of their
friendship with the Marathas and at the
same time sounds a note of warning that
they should not exploit the political sit-
uation and disturb the Marathas while
they were engaged in a life and deatin
struggle with (the imperial forces of 
Aurangzeb. If they misbehave, death and
destruction will be carried into their terri-
tory, and they will not he pardoned un-
der ainy circumstances. If they have com-
plaints against the Maratha sardars, they
could be settled by mutual consultations.
They should not fall into the trap of 
small people who are likely to poison their
ears in order to realize some selfish in-
tereAs.
This important letter, though undated,
appears to have been written between
1700-1701. The influence of Persian lan-
guage on official Marathi correspondence
in the 1 7th century is evident ;n this let-ter. The political situation in the Maratha
country after thc death of Rajaram in
1700 had become unstable, and as such
it was not possible for the Marathas tofight against the Mughals and the Por-
tuguese at the same time. Thus while
threatening the Portuguese, the Pratinidhi
also pleads for the continuation of their
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