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History of Indore

Indore, located on the Western region of Madhya Pradesh is one of the most important commercial centers of the state. The rich chronological history of Indore is worth considering. Even in days of yore it was an important business hub. But today with the entry of the corporate firms and institutions, it has earned a major name in the commercial sector of the country. As the story goes, Malharro Holkar of the Holkar clan, received Indore as part of his booty in the conquest of Malwa in 1733. His descendants, who formed the core part of Maratha confederacy, came into conflict with the Peshwas and Scindhias and continued the gory battle. There was a sharp turn in the History of Indore with the advent of the East India Company.

The Holkars of Indore took part in the battle against the Britishers in 1803. Their glory was razed to dust when they were finally beaten in the Third Anglo Maratha war IN 1817- 1818.The Holkar dynasty had to admit defeat and give up a large portion of the territories under them. Matters came to an extreme when the English started intervening in their succession right. Two of the successors abdicated under mysterious circumstances. The History of Indore became murkier and dark as days went by till the independence of India when in 1947 the state came under the dominion of India.

The Holkars of Indore took part in the battle against the Britishers in 1803. Their glory was razed to dust when they were finally beaten in the Third Anglo Maratha war IN 1817- 1818.The Holkar dynasty had to admit defeat and give up a large portion of the territories under them. Matters came to an extreme when the English started intervening in their succession right. Two of the successors abdicated under mysterious circumstances. The History of Indore became murkier and dark as days went by till the independence of India when in 1947 the state came under the dominion of India.

The Indian Government came to the conclusion the Maharaja Yashwant Rao's son by his American wife cannot possibly succeed to the throne because of his mix origin. When Yashwant Roa died in 1960, his daughter succeeded the throne.

Interestingly while going through the History of Indore, one sometimes comes to the conclusion that Indore was the ruling seat of Rani Ahalyabai Holkar. But the true fact is that she ruled from Maheshwar, on the banks of River Narmada. If you have a fair idea of the History of Indore while on a Tour to Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, then it becomes easy for you to recollect and match the present state of Indore with the erstwhile events while you are visiting the many Tourist attractions in Indore.