The Heart of Middle India
This relief depicting a fierce battle is at the Chhattri Bagh at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. This is a memorial of Malhar Rao Holkar, the founder of the Holkar dynasty.
Malhar Rao Holkar was one of the foremost commanders of the Maratha confederacy, he participated in the great victory near Delhi in 1736, and the defeat of the Nizam at Tal Bhopal in 1738.
Malhar Rao Holkar’s position in Malwa became firm and secure. He became ‘Kingmaker’ in Northern and Central India.
He died 20 May 1766. He is considered as one of the architects of Maratha control over India.