Author displays the history about the East India Company from England entering in Maharashtra, snatching out the political power of Maharashtra entered through the west coast of Maharashtra. This British enemy was refrained from entering the coast during the Shivaji's tenure.
But later, British initially conquered the whole of the north India, made the Maratha enemies on their side and started expanding their power. Marathas lost the battle of panipat, and also the internal weakening of the relations. These and few other factors were taken into advantage by the British and took over the full control of India.The period covered in this book is from 1818 to 1857.