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Aupmanyav

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I don't trust any Hindu nationalist topics in wiki, since they all have been corrupted by them. Still the first line states that it was Maratha Confederacy.
What seems to you as corruption in the Wikipedia articles about Marathas?

However, FYI, the last king in the line of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was Pratap Singh Bhonsle of Satara. He was deposed by the British in 1839 but the line continued.
Furthermore, like in Japan and Nepal, the Maratha control was in the hands of their Prime Ministers (Peshwas). The first Peshwa, Balaji Vishwanath, was appointed by Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, the grandson of Chhatrpti Shivaji Maharaj. The last Peshwa was Baji Rao II, who lost the Third Anglo-Maratha war in 1818, and settled in a place near Kanpur (Bithur) where he died in 1851.
But this did not end the rule of Maratha chieftains at various places, who were once part of the Maratha Confederacy - The Gaekwads of Baroda, the Holkars of Indore, the Scindias of Gwalior, the Meheres of Vidarbha, Puars of Dhar and Dewas, and the Bhonsles of Satara and Kolhapur.
 
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Aupmanyav

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To add: The line of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Bhonsle ended only when Indira Gandhi abolished the privy purses.

"The Privy Purse was continued to the royal families until the 26th Amendment in 1971, by which all their privileges and allowances from the Central Government ceased to exist, was implemented after a two-year legal battle. In some individual cases however, privy purses were continued for life for individuals who had held ruling powers before 1947."
Privy Purse in India - Wikipedia

"After the British defeat of the Marathas in the Third Anglo-Maratha War in 1818, the four Bhonsle dynasties continued as rulers of their princely states, acknowledging British suzerainty while retaining local autonomy. The states of Satara, Thanjavur, and Nagpur came under direct British rule in the mid-nineteenth century when their rulers died without male heirs, although the British allowed titular adoptions to take place. Kolhapur state remained autonomous until India's independence in 1947, when the rulers acceded to the Indian government. Akkalkot State, Sawantwadi State and Barshi were amongst other prominent states ruled by the Bhonsles."
Bhonsle - Wikipedia
 
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Devdas

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Who was the last Emperor of this 'Maratha Empire'?
Marathas had a line of kings after that it was succeeded by Peshwas of Pune. We have a new generation new Hinduphobic liberals who are fond "libeling" anyone who is proud of his native hero as a Hindu extremist. Infact, an Indian proud of Shivaji is as much a religious extremist as much someone in Britain is proud of Queen Victoria. Infact, not just the Marathis, Shivaji is a pan-India hero among Hindibelt people, among Kannadiga, among Telugus, among Tamils. Tamils very frequently name their kids as Sivaji and celebrate his names in their movies.
 
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Shivaji is a pan-India hero
Going to need a source.

among Hindibelt people
Source please.

among Kannadiga
Source please.

among Telugus
Source please.

among Tamils
Source please.

Tamils very frequently name their kids as Sivaji and celebrate his names in their movies.
That's a blatant lie and proof that's you're arguing in bad faith. "Siva" is a prominent Tamil name and comes from the Hindu God Shiva. Nothing to do with your beloved pahadi chuha.

Tamil baby boy names - ஆண் குழந்தை தமிழ் பெயர்கள் - Names of SivaperumAn - The Thousands Named

The Shaivite sect is also very prominent in Tamil regions which explains how common the name is.
 

kandal

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Marathas had a line of kings after that it was succeeded by Peshwas of Pune. We have a new generation new Hinduphobic liberals who are fond "libeling" anyone who is proud of his native hero as a Hindu extremist. Infact, an Indian proud of Shivaji is as much a religious extremist as much someone in Britain is proud of Queen Victoria. Infact, not just the Marathis, Shivaji is a pan-India hero among Hindibelt people, among Kannadiga, among Telugus, among Tamils. Tamils very frequently name their kids as Sivaji and celebrate his names in their movies.
So, I presume you acknowledge that Marathas was no empire and they had no emperors.

One doesn't need to acknowledge Shivaji to be 'Indian proud'. Hindus already have a hero named Gandhi who humbled a mighty empire with nothing more than the doctrine of non-violence. He continues to be the most respected leader across the globe and a beacon of hope so many. So why would Indians, especially Hindus, need a second rate king Shivaji for that purpose? This Shivaji is not a hero to Indians, except for Hindu extremists who can't find any real Hindu heroes who took up arms and had a limited success. Marathas is all hype, cooked up by Hindu nationalists.
 
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So, I presume you acknowledge that Marathas was no empire and they had no emperors.

One doesn't need to acknowledge Shivaji to be 'Indian proud'. Hindus already have a hero named Gandhi who humbled a mighty empire with nothing more than the doctrine of non-violence. He continues to be the most respected leader across the globe and a beacon of hope so many. So why would Indians, especially Hindus, need a second rate king Shivaji for that purpose? This Shivaji is not a hero to Indians, except for Hindu extremists who can't find any real Hindu heroes who took up arms and had a limited success. Marathas is all hype, cooked up by Hindu nationalists.
LOL multiplied by 1000. Gandhi's popularity greatly diminished post 1930's, among modern generation barely anyone cares about that guy.
 

Devdas

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So, I presume you acknowledge that Marathas was no empire and they had no emperors.

One doesn't need to acknowledge Shivaji to be 'Indian proud'. Hindus already have a hero named Gandhi who humbled a mighty empire with nothing more than the doctrine of non-violence. He continues to be the most respected leader across the globe and a beacon of hope so many. So why would Indians, especially Hindus, need a second rate king Shivaji for that purpose? This Shivaji is not a hero to Indians, except for Hindu extremists who can't find any real Hindu heroes who took up arms and had a limited success. Marathas is all hype, cooked up by Hindu nationalists.
Shivaji and Gandhi belongs to two different period of history almost separated by 3 centuries, how come you are even mixing them. Your analogy with Gandhi is trivial. As someone pointed out, any extent of heartburn or name calling can't belittle the national icon like status Shivaji Maharaj from Uttar Pradesh to Tamil Nadu.
 

kandal

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LOL multiplied by 1000. Gandhi's popularity greatly diminished post 1930's, among modern generation barely anyone cares about that guy.
Really! 'That guy' is on every Indian Rupee note, and there are too many monuments dedicated to him across the globe too. So, what is the Hindu nationalists going to do? Start with replacing Gandhi on rupee notes with their national hero Nathuram Godse? African countries are tearing down Gandhi statues now. Want to join the crowd?