Shivaji : The Grand Rebel

Shivaji The Grand Rebel He was a great captain and the only one who has had the magnanimity to raise a new kingdom Mughal Emperor AurangzebA great warrior and skilled administrator Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj better known

  • Title: Shivaji : The Grand Rebel
  • Author: Dennis Kincaid
  • ISBN: 9788129137203
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • He was a great captain and the only one who has had the magnanimity to raise a new kingdom Mughal Emperor AurangzebA great warrior and skilled administrator, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, better known as Shivaji, was the founder of the great Maratha Empire, and one who instilled a sense of Maratha identity in his people At a time, when the Mughal Empire was at its zenithHe was a great captain and the only one who has had the magnanimity to raise a new kingdom Mughal Emperor AurangzebA great warrior and skilled administrator, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, better known as Shivaji, was the founder of the great Maratha Empire, and one who instilled a sense of Maratha identity in his people At a time, when the Mughal Empire was at its zenith, Shivaji was the only one who dared to challenge the might of Emperor Aurangzeb He steadily grew his army from a humble contingent of 2,000 soldiers to a force of 100,000 Assisted by a disciplined military system, a well structured administrative organization and a deeply traditional society, soon the Maratha force became the only military power of consequence against the Mughals in India.Including accounts of legendary encounters like those with the Adil Shahi Sultanate and the menacing Aurangzeb, The Grand Rebel is an epic saga of an Indian warrior king whose tales of victory and valour have been inspiring the nation for centuries.

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    1. There is a cult of hero worship that follows the character of Chatrapati Shivaji. The bearded, pleasant yet stern visage looks at you from posters, statues and images across a lot of places in Maharashtra and if you happen to take a plane to Mumbai then the airport is named after him too. Before I read this book, my only knowledge of Shivaji was that he was a warrior king and a superbly successful one. A biography or a historic fiction variant was something I had been on the lookout for but stra [...]

    2. A short and a lovely bio of the Grand Maratha. I chanced upon an old copy at the Asiatic Society Library a few years ago. One of the liveliest books I had read in a long time. Unfortunately this book has been out of print for a long time. Wonder, why no one is getting it back into print.

    3. This is the first Biography of Shivaji's that I read. This book opens a window to social, cultural, economic and religious life of Indian kingdoms 300 years ago. It also gives a vivid picture of Shivaji's character and the situations that helped make him the Great Hindu King he was.At times we may feel that Dennis kincaid was partial to his countrymen when he describes the English Merchants spurning Shivaji's offers in his raids on Surat.But he managed to give an impartial picture of Shivaji and [...]

    4. Sivaji's life and victories Gives you a good account on the life of the greatest warrior prince of India. Though in some places the narrative drifts off into writings and musings, that are more familiar with the Englishmen. Overall the book is a good read.

    5. Absolutely unputtable, especially in the first two third of the book elaborating the successful campaigns and rise of young Maratha kingdom by the legendary personality of Shivaji who rose from the ranks of hillmen to a monarch al by his daring stratagems and cunningness. Shivaji is a multifaceted personality with high level of personal integrity which lacked in the later descendants, it appears. Besides portraying Shivaji and early Marathas, this book also gives snapshot of Mughal and Deccan po [...]

    6. A luxuriously written book.Dennis Kincaid, the son of CA Kincaid, of the famous “History of the Maratha People”, co-authored by Parasnis, wrote this book after he came to India around 1928, but the this book was published posthumously, in 1937.As has been mentioned in the preface by TN Chaturvedi, “… Charles (Allen Kincaid), the historian, is remembered today more for hid non-historical writings; while Dennis, the novelist, is known more for his two works on non-fiction.”As an Indian, [...]

    7. The book is written by a British Civil servant about 80 years ago.The author has done a beautiful job at writing this length of biography of one of the greatest personality of Indian history.The fact that the author, being British is able to understand & portray the small details of Indian culture & society, their influence on historical events and not being judgmental in it is a commendable skill of the author. Presentation is serene.The book describes neatly the sanctity of Mother-son [...]

    8. As the great quote: " The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. " Shivaji always wanted to lead an ascetic life spent in nature and mountains ! At different stage in life he felt a strong pull to let go Reaching it's peak at his first audience with Sant Tukaram & Ramdas. Also book elucidates what it really meant to be a Hindu nationalist. Shivaji was a benevolent ruler and respected and cared for all faiths. Hindu Nationalism or Hindutva only meant get [...]

    9. This was my first book on Shivaji's life. I believe it qualifies to be called as a biography of Shivaji. The title very precisely captures the subject matter of the book. The author has aptly described the era and the main events that transpired in Shivaji's lifetime. Although at certain places it appears that the author has been boasting about the bravery of English officers, it gives a brief insight on relationships between the English (or any other kingdom of that era ) with those of the Mara [...]

    10. Shivaji is highly celebrated in the state of Maharashtra and having lived there for a few years, I was always interested in knowing more about him. This book gave a lot of insight on the famous hero of India!The pace of the book is just enough to keep one interested and wanting for more. There are minor typos throughout the book. Overall, an amazing book to know about Shivaji. Specially if you're an European because the author's laid numerous parallels with historical events from Europe.

    11. A very well written book.Through village lore's, family stories, books and poetry not only did the writer uncover the story of Shivaji but also gives us knowledge as to the origins of many of the forts,maratha military tactics, weapons, slangs and family names. Being written much after the empires rise he was able to get many perspectives from the marathas, british, moguls, ottomans and others involved.

    12. Absorbing , reasonably unbiased writing by an Englishman , one knew little about this warrior called rebel by the British but then they , the British have always been like this came as merchants and became colonisers

    13. Nice reading. Shivaji the great rebel. Hindutva resurgence in India started with him.Nice reading. Shivaji the great rebel. Hinduthva resurgence in India started with him. Har har mahadev. Legendary warrior of India.

    14. Some of the most important wars of Shivaji and his famous takes with Aurangzeb and others are well narrated. Gives great insights and keeps the interest going.

    15. What a fantastic book on one of the greatest historical figures! He started his kingdom from scratch and went on to create one of the best governed empires. His policies and strategies were fascinating. So much to learn from Shivaji. The story about why certain families in Maharashtra and Karnataka are named Ghorpade is mind-blowing. You can't but admire his guts.

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