Edit Born in the village of Angarwadi, six miles from Pune in the year of , in a Sankapal family,  his original name was Kadu. He spent much of his childhood in Suvarnadurg Fort, where would later become governor. In , he abducted a merchant vessel from Calicut with six English sailors and took it to his harbour. This was partly to appease Angre who supported the other ruler, Tarabai , who claimed the Maratha throne.
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But was the Maratha Navy considered as a legitimate naval power, or merely a collection of pirates, by the Mughal government that had heretofore ruled most of India? Natives right to own the place they have been living for centuries and govern the sea is fundamental. Before codification of law, it was not possible to get justice against an act of aggression and might was seen as the right way.
In such a context, labelling pirate is illegal. Would the editor who has put a protection allow outsider to take possession of his items in the house?
It is clear way of misuse of the rights by the editor to lock the page from editing. Herewith the editor who has removed the word illegal is requested to restore the edits done by me. It wants to present him as a major naval figure, but if you look at the list of victories, they are all minor skirmishes by the standards of the European navies of the day. His biggest victory was against a force led by a commander. A commander in the Royal Navy was not a very important person at all.
He usually commanded only a single small ship, and he ranked below a post captain , who ranked below three grades of admiral. We are told that the force consisted of four men of war with six thousand soldiers, but this gives rise to further doubts. Man of war is a very vague term. What were these ships? Armed merchantmen, cutters, sloops, frigates, ships-of-the-line? Something towards the beginning of the list is more likely. And six thousand soldiers? Not likely, as even a first rate only had a crew of eight hundred, and most of them were sailors, not soldiers.
Thus "six thousand soldiers" is probably a wildly inaccurate number, taken from an exaggerated source, and repeated uncritically. The small size of the Maratha Navy vis-a-vis the Royal Navy is not relevant. As far as accuracy of these figures is concerned, we require better referencing and probably rewriting of parts of the article too. While the article is reverential in tone which needs to be improved by a copy-edit, I fail to see the basic point of dispute.
He may be a minor captain in the size of his command but he was a major naval figure in his time, his area of operations and his context.
Source-bashing without giving specifics does not help either. AshLin talk , 26 January UTC "Source bashing without giving specifics" is merely a slur against critical thinking. Greg does not claim to be an expert on this area, but he has correctly diagnosed apparent biases in the article. If no expert in the field comes forward, then we should value others who do so: wikipedia is desperately in need of any help it can get to address its bias problems.
Angre cannot have been a major naval figure unless he held large commands and inflicted defeats on significant enemy forces. In the 18th century, global naval power was dominated by European powers. Unless Angre had forces sufficient to confront significant European naval squadrons, he was not a major naval figure in his time. He was the only notable navy admiral of India upto 18th century. If we view in this angle, the POV angle looses importance.
I propose to remove POV tag. By the time he was at the peak of his career, the Maratha Empire has gained a recognized king in the name of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja.
The legitimacy of the kingdom was even taken care of by all the European powers who also established trade with the Maratha Empire. So saying that he was just a pirate or not a notable figure, would be incorrect on so many accounts.
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If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool. If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool. Labelling Kanhoji as pirate is an incorrect view and it needs to be emphasised rather than propagated.
A search on Kanhoji on google shows immediately that he was a pirate. Since this then point of view and not shared by "majority" of people alive today, it needs to be reflected.
Thus terming him a pirate is not correct and I would like my changes restored with immediate effect. These have been edited out. The article calls him a naval chief, and tells us that his enemies labeled him a pirate after he captured some of their ships.
But was the Maratha Navy considered as a legitimate naval power, or merely a collection of pirates, by the Mughal government that had heretofore ruled most of India? Natives right to own the place they have been living for centuries and govern the sea is fundamental. Before codification of law, it was not possible to get justice against an act of aggression and might was seen as the right way. In such a context, labelling pirate is illegal. Would the editor who has put a protection allow outsider to take possession of his items in the house?
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Early life[ edit ] Angre was born in the village of Angarwadi, six miles from Pune in the Maval Hills in the year of According to British opinions, he was ethnically of Siddi East African descent. According to the Portuguese, he was originally from a Koli caste. And according to Maratha literature, a Maratha. Dighe, in , cites G.