Maratha history as the title is alloted by the British historians but is confusing, as it suggests a sort of history based on a region. In 18th century the marathas had nearly conquered all the areas in India and the British had a tough time to gain control over the full power of Marathas.
Considering the Indian history, the maratha history forms a very vital part and is constituted accordingly. Chattrapati Shivaji formed the Maharashtra state in 17th century and it was transformed into Brihanmaharashtra state in 18th century. Nanasaheb Peshwe also got strong hold in the north making position of marathas stronger. Likewise marathi sardar also fought and reached till Travancore, Jinji & Pondichery. But from Bajirao II marathas received a set back and due to internal reasons the western countries started growing stronger.
2nd part consists of brief narration of the period of Chattrapati Shahu, Bajirao Peshwe, Balaji Bajirao, Madhavrao Peshwe, end of maratha rule and Bajirao II. The period in this links between 1707 and 1818.