Disclaimer : This post has not been written by me. It is reproduction of an essay authored by historian Narhar Kurundkar. It is one
Most of us very clearly remember how our school history books drilled into our heads that the Mughal empire was succeeded by the British empire.
I do not consider myself an expert on Savarkar and his work, but have an avid interest in India’s history. In that capacity, Veer Savarkar’s
The great Assamese general knew his terrain, the brave river, the Mughals, and his battles well. Aneesh Gokhale follows his hero, this time, on foot in Guwahati,
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.
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.