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Old August 24th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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Ancient Maps of India

INDIA - 1700-1792

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Old August 24th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #2
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INDIA @ 1760


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Old August 24th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #3
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For continuity sake...

Some more ancient Indian maps in this thread (in chronological order)

Maps of India
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=200052
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Old August 24th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #4
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INDIA @ 1882

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Old August 28th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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Luckystreak and calculas, great maps. Can you please upload them to wikimedia commons?
1) Click here
2) Choose a proper destination filename (cannot be changed later)
3) copy this code in the summary section
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== Summary ==
Description of map and where you got it

== Licensing ==
{{PD-old}}

[[Category:Old maps of India]]
4) Choose licensing:none and check ignore warnings and click upload

And do upload any other old documents (non copyright or 70+ years old), and be a part of one of the worlds largest online project
Btw there are a few historical maps here and here
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Old August 28th, 2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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I have a ton of maps from different sites - too many to post really.

Here are a few:





























































































And maps concerning partition:







See also:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maps_of_India
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Old September 8th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #7
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great going guys....
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Old September 9th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #8
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Excellent collection VaastuShastra. Post more if you have.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #9
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Great thread!

Some maps:


The Mughal empire from 1526 until its height in 1707. After 1707, it began to decay until its end in 1858.


The first British expansion across India from 1797 until 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars.


British India in 1935, 12 years before independence. Note the different religions and princely states.


The reorganization of Indian states soon after independence.


India today. The Kashmir region is still in dispute after half a century.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #10
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thanks vastushastra skyscraper_guy & others , delightful collection .
And look at that glorious Chandragupta Maurya's empire !
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Old September 9th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #11
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At the time, that empire was probably the most powerfull on earth, followed by Persia.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #12
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Old September 9th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #13
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Mahrattas on the Coromandel in the 1670's and 80's

Hello

Thank you very much for posting these great maps of India.

Two in particular interested me. As you some of you will know I have a particular interest in Cuddalore and Fort St David. One of my ancestors arrived there in 1711. I have been researching its earlier history, which goes back for the English to 1690. I was rather surprised to learn that the Mahrattas had leased the town first to the Dutch and then to the English.



The Dutch established factories at Porto Novo and Devanampatam (Fort St David) at a later period, and built a fort at the latter some 700 yards north of the mouth of the Gadilam River. They quitted both places in 1678. The Madras records say that their departure was partly owing to a dispute with Sivaji’s men about shipping dues at Porto Novo and partly owing to a dispute because their masters at Batavia, the Dutch head-quarters, had been “abating and cutting off of their Quallety’s, sallorys and allowances.”

However this may be, one day in 1678 several of their ships appeared off the coast and the Dutch “did then immediately imbarque all their goods, lumber and weomen and send them away to Pollicat.” In 1680 they returned to Porto Novo and obtained from the Marathas a grant of land there and permission to erect a factory; as will be seen later, they were in possession of the Devanampatam fort and had a lease of Manjakuppam at the time that the English bought Fort St. David in 1690; in 1693, they took Pondicherry from the French and held it for several years afterwards; but otherwise their doings had little effect on the chronicles of the district and it will not be necessary to refer to them again.”
From Madras Gazetteers South Arcot published 1906 page 38

In the 1630 Map it has the Mughul Empire in Red and white stripes. What is the correct title for the light blue "empire"?



Can anybody tell me when the Mahrattas first arrived in the Chennai Pondicherry and Cuddalore area?

Because it appears that it was throught supporting Sivaji near Bombay, that the English were given rights by the Mahrattas to settle in Cuddalore.

The earliest English factories had been in the Mughul Empire at Surat and Armagon and Masulipatam, and it appears to me that it was only when disputes between the English and the Mughuls became really serious that they then moved south on both sides of India.

Because the Portuguese (at Negapatnam and Porto Nova) and Dutch at Pulicat and Tegnapatam) had already got the best anchorages, the English had to go to lesser and more exposed towns. It was not until the Dutch fell out with the Mahratta overlord at Cuddalore that the English got a lease.

Can anybody point me in the direction of a good study of the Mahratta takeover of the Coromandel Coast, because I find it hard to understand how they could project their power so quickly across so much of central India in Sivaji's reign.

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Old September 10th, 2006, 06:03 AM   #14
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Id have to look into it more, but the Marathas may have only held the Chennai area as a tributary state, or may have only wished to assert their authority over European powers, because their land empire as far as im aware never ruled near Madras. Here is an approximation of the areas they directly goverened around the time of the British foothold in Bengal:



Also the Mughals extended further than what is show above - the light blue states in the little map refer to the Deccan Sultanates like Bijapur:

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Old September 10th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #15
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Fears of Mahratta attacks at Cuddalore 1695

Hello

The following is an extract from a transcription I made from an original document from the British Library. It is part of the very earliest records I can find from the English Factory in Cuddalore although they had been there at least ten years earlier.



Fort St David Consultation’s and Diary Commencing From Ye:
1st January 1695/6 to Ye: 15th S:pt:mb:r 1696.

January
Munday 6th At a Consultation PresentM:r John Haynes M:r Ralph IngramM:r Vicessimus Griffiths M:r Trevor GamesM:r

Ralph Ingram Warehousekeeper brought in his acco:tsFor ye month of Dec:ber w: was read and Past Errors Excepted &Paid y: Balance being Pa: 17: fan 26: ca 00:
Being under apprehensions of y:e morrattas coming this way~& in such case to prevent outrages y:t may be done in y:e Comp:asBounds by small Parties of Straglers from y:e army tis ordered:Yt: Ensign Palmer w:th 4 English 3. Mollay’s & 12 Topasses be posted at Bandy Pollam, & yt: Ensign Kerr w:th y:e like numb: of each be posted at Trepopoloor, & Serj:t Smith w;Th 4 English, & 15 Topasses be Posted at Gongania Copang. The Guard at bandy Pollam~Having been there sometime Except y:e Ensigne tis agreed y:t Mess: Haynes, & Ingaram, doe send out ye: other two Gaurds onFirst advice y:t there may be occasion for them at ye: oth: Post: Jo: HaynesJno: Berlu. Sec:y Ra: Ingram Vic: Griffith T: Games


After several days when the Mahrattas were attacking nearby towns and villages they reached the EIC boundary and the English soldiers shot and killed a Mahratta horseman. The Mahratta's were led by Dunnajee Paddoo Row.

He was bought off with the following.

1 Looking Glass 9: 18: --
ffruit & sugar candy 10: -- --
China Silk 5 -- --
2 White Rabbits 2 -- --
2 Pds of Red Taffaties 4 -- --
Rosewater bottles


This demonstrates as do other entries I have that the Mahrattas were in the area and were slowly dominating events. In fact it appears to me that it was disruption to the Tanjore and Gingee ruling families and states that eventually weakened them to a point were first the French and then the English could take them over with ease.

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Old September 11th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #16
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Maghada Empire


Nanda Empire


Maurya Empire

Chandragupta extended the borders of Magadha towards Selucid Persia after conquering the Gangelitic plains.


Bindusara is thought to have extended the borders of the empire southward into the Deccan.

Kalinga Empire


Ashoka Captures Kalinga

Ashoka extended into the Kalinga Kingdom during the Kalinga War and established superiority over the southern kingdoms.

Satavahana Empire
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Gupta Empire


Pala Empire
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Old September 11th, 2006, 05:26 PM   #18
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Hey skyscraper guy, I actually made a few of those maps you posted ;-)
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Old September 13th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #19
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Here is a cool one that I like, showing the different classical versions of the Ramayana (not including the Thai, Burmese, Indonesian and Malaysian versions):



http://www.msu.edu/~mahereri/rel340/versions.html

Ive always wanted to read the Kamba Ramayana.
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Interesting map showing ancient names of cities of subcontinent

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