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Who was Mastani? Why some people objected to Baji Rao's marriage with her?

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Asked by Francisco, 11 Jan '13 08:03 pm
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Mastani was the wife of Peshwa Baji Rao I , an Indian general and prime minister to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (Emperor) Shahuji. She is said to have been a beautiful and brave woman.
Mastani was a daughter of a Hindu, Maharaja Chhatrasal of Bundelkhand province, and was borne by his Persian-Muslim wife.
Mastani was a skilled horse-rider, and she accompanied Baji Rao on his military campaigns. According to legends, she was skilled in spear-throwing and swordsmanship. She was also a talented dancer and singer. Both Mastani and Baji Rao's wife, Kashibai, bore sons to Baji Rao within a few months of each other. Kashibai's child died at an early age. Mastani's child was named Shamsher Bahadur.
However, Baji Rao's love for his half-Moslem wife Mastani, and neglect of Kashibai angered his mother, Radhabai. In deference to Radhabai, Baji Rao's brother, Chimnaji Appa, tried to send Mastani into exile. Baji Rao's son, Balaji, also tried to coerce Mastani into leaving his father, but s ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 11 Jan '13 08:11 pm

 
  
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Was the daughter of a hindu maharaj of bhundalkhand and his persian wife. their marriage was objected to by some as Baji Rao's love for mastani had led to neglect of his first wife, Radhabai
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 11 Jan '13 08:09 pm

 
  
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Mastani was the wife of Peshwa Baji Rao, people objected coz she was muslim
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 11 Jan '13 11:21 pm

 
  
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She was daughter of maharaja chatarsaal and misunderstood as mistress of peshva
Answered by Manju Sikri, 11 Jan '13 08:27 pm

 
  
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Mastani was the wife of Peshwa Baji Rao I
Answered by Alok Khatore, 11 Jan '13 08:20 pm

 
  
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Mastani (died 1740) was the wife of Peshwa Baji Rao ........ because she was a dancing girl which had been objected by many .........
Answered by pradeep mishra, 11 Jan '13 08:10 pm

 
  
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