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Webinar On Reading History Right- Conversation with Aneesh Gokhale


About Webinar Series

Indic Today has started a webinar series on Reading History Right with conversations with different Indic oriented authors. In its first webinar, it held a conversation with noted Kannada author Sahana Vijayakumar. In our second episode, we presented the upcoming young author Aneesh Gokhale in conversation with Shefali Vaidya.

About The Author 

Aneesh Gokhale is a navigating officer in Merchant Navy and pursues writing as a serious hobby. He has written 3 books – the latest being Battles of the Maratha Empire. The other two books are Sahyadris to Hindukush and Brahmaputra – The Story of Lachit Barphukan. Aneesh has written articles for various publications such as DNA Newspaper, Swarajya Magazine, IndiaFacts, TFIPost, and Tilak Chronicles. He has also given talks on numerous occasions on Maratha and Assamese history across India. Notably, at INTACH – Delhi, Pune Lit Fest, the inaugural Pondicherry Lit Fest, TCET Talk Thakur College, and at many such events and occasions.

Webinar Date and Time: July 5, 2020, at 5.00 PM IST

The webinar began with the introduction of the upcoming young author Aneesh Gokhale in conversation with Shefali Vaidya.

After Introduction, Shefali Vaidya started to converse with author Aneesh Gokhale about his initial thoughts before writing his book. Aneesh Gokhale shares his thoughts on the enormity of the Maratha Empire and its effect on India. Further talks about the history and his latest book ‘Battles of Maratha Empire’ over a dozen pivotal battles and campaigns fought by the Marathas over a span of two centuries. Starting from the Battle of Pratapgad, the book moves on to Salher, the 27 year War, Palkhed, Bhopal, Rakshasbhuvan, Panipat, Kharda, Laswari, and others. The author attempts to describe the reasons and chess-like moves of each battle or campaign, summing up with the results and their effect on history.

After the webinar, he responded to some of the queries by the attendees.

The event was presented by Dr. Yogini Deshpande. The webinar was attended by about 100 attendees.

 

 


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