History is filled with love stories that have been recorded through the ages and surprisingly nothing much has changed. The love these people had for their special someone might have been mere gossip in their day but it survived time in the form of changing the course of history and leaving monuments in memory of one another.
1. Baji Rao and Mastani
Having inspired the upcoming film starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, the story of Peshwa Baji Rao is not complete without his absolute bewitchment (in a good way) by Mastani. Her origins are unconfirmed as are most facts in Indian history. Some believed she was a Hyderabadi princess while others thought of her as a court dancer. Despite opposition from his clan, he married her for who she was. Mastani committed ritual suicide after he died in battle.