Disclaimer : This post has not been written by me. It is reproduction of an essay authored by historian Narhar Kurundkar. It is one
Chhatrapati Shivaji was aware that power in Maharashtra meant control of his strongholds. The visionary knew the science of building, using, protecting and empowering them to be victorious, says Aneesh Gokhale.
How did Marathi surnames like Tambe and Newalkar end up being so important in faraway Bundelkhand? Why do the Bundelas till date hold Chhatrapati Shivaji,
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.
The years between 1670 and 1672 are perhaps the turning point in India’s history. Chhatrapati Shivaji began a grand counter offensive against the Mughals that saw
10 Nov 1659 This was the day that India’s history changed for all time to come. Here is my small write up about the importance