Read about more such battles - Pratapgad, Palkhed, Rakshasbhuvan, Laswari etc in my book " Battles of the Maratha Empire" . Available on Amazon Kindle. Visit : https://www.amazon.in/Books-Aneesh-Gokhale/s?rh=n%3A976389031%2Cp_27%3AAneesh+Gokhale --------------------------- Mughals were thought to be invincible in an open field battle. But February 1672 changed that decisively ! The years between 1670 and 1672 are perhaps … Continue reading The Battle of Salher – 1672
Disclaimer : This post has not been written by me. It is reproduction of an essay authored by historian Narhar Kurundkar. It is one of the best analysis of Chhatrapati Shivaji , and originally intended as the Preface to Shrimaan Yogi. The greatness of Shivaji and his limitations must be understood clearly. It is … Continue reading Shivaji an analysis – by Prof Narhar Kurundkar
Looking back now from the twenty first century, it is up to us to decide what becomes more popular and what is important to us – the raids of 1740s or the nationalist efforts centred around Shivaji in the 1900s. The freedom fighters looked at history and found a route by which Shivaji could become relevant for the times they lived in, as well as tide over the one fifty year animosity between the two provinces.
Chhatrapati Shivaji was one of the greatest men to be born in this country. His exemplary vision and courage gave us “swarajya” from the clutches of the Mughals and Turkic sultanates. A lot has been written about his prowess on the battlefield the incidents involving Afzal Khan, Shaiste Khan, the battle at Kolhapur, the siege … Continue reading Chhatrapati Shivaji -An inspiration for many generations