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When destiny stood between him and his destination. Darkness engulfs the Indian subcontinent. The 17th century is destined to be an era of brutal wars, incessant oppression, and physical and spiritual carnage in the name of religion. Shivaji, a warrior and thinker far ahead of his times, rises and renders a rousing dream - respect and dignity for human life, economic equit When destiny stood between him and his destination. Darkness engulfs the Indian subcontinent. The 17th century is destined to be an era of brutal wars, incessant oppression, and physical and spiritual carnage in the name of religion. Shivaji, a warrior and thinker far ahead of his times, rises and renders a rousing dream - respect and dignity for human life, economic equity, and empowerment. Destiny does not favour him; he faces terribile odds - a fallen and defeated populace, the might of the Mughal Empire, and naval supremacy of the Western powers. Thus begins a battle of conflicting ideologies, contrasting belief systems, and sharply different visions of India - a stake is the future of most ancient civilization. Witness the beginnings of the momentous events that will send thunderbolts across centuries, the echoes of which still haunt the subcontinent.


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When destiny stood between him and his destination. Darkness engulfs the Indian subcontinent. The 17th century is destined to be an era of brutal wars, incessant oppression, and physical and spiritual carnage in the name of religion. Shivaji, a warrior and thinker far ahead of his times, rises and renders a rousing dream - respect and dignity for human life, economic equit When destiny stood between him and his destination. Darkness engulfs the Indian subcontinent. The 17th century is destined to be an era of brutal wars, incessant oppression, and physical and spiritual carnage in the name of religion. Shivaji, a warrior and thinker far ahead of his times, rises and renders a rousing dream - respect and dignity for human life, economic equity, and empowerment. Destiny does not favour him; he faces terribile odds - a fallen and defeated populace, the might of the Mughal Empire, and naval supremacy of the Western powers. Thus begins a battle of conflicting ideologies, contrasting belief systems, and sharply different visions of India - a stake is the future of most ancient civilization. Witness the beginnings of the momentous events that will send thunderbolts across centuries, the echoes of which still haunt the subcontinent.

30 review for Challenging Destiny A Biography of Chhatrapati Shivaji

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dr Appu Sasidharan

    Summary This book deals with Chhatrapati Shivaji's life, who was an Indian warrior- A king who lived in India during the 17th century. His resoluteness to stand up against the mighty Mughal empire and his leadership qualities were impeccable. Three things I learned from this book 1) Striking similarities between Operation Shaista Khan and Operation Neptune spear There are several similarities between operation Shaista Khan by Shivaji and Operation Neptune Spear by the USA. In Ope Summary This book deals with Chhatrapati Shivaji's life, who was an Indian warrior- A king who lived in India during the 17th century. His resoluteness to stand up against the mighty Mughal empire and his leadership qualities were impeccable. Three things I learned from this book 1) Striking similarities between Operation Shaista Khan and Operation Neptune spear There are several similarities between operation Shaista Khan by Shivaji and Operation Neptune Spear by the USA. In Operation Shaista Khan, Shivaji and his 400 men disguised and entered Nawabs palace in Pune to assassinate Shaista Khan. In Operation Neptune Spear, a precision strike operation executed by the United States Navy seals eliminated Osama Bin Laden undercover in Abbottabad. It was fascinating information for me that there were close similarities between these two secret operations in almost all aspects, especially from surveillance, plan, target homework, base, stealthy start, chaos, escape plan, and aftermath. 2) What are the qualities a King should possess? Shivaji showed us all the essential qualities that a King should possess. They are the excellent organizing capabilities, military strategies, administrating capabilities, braveness to take calculated risks in battlefields, inspiring leadership, and respect for the family, country, and the enemies. Even when Shivaji had all these transcending qualities, he lacked a formal title for a long time and remained technically a Mughal zamindar and was refused to crown as King as he was not from Kshatriya varna, which was an inane rule at that time. Shivaji was finally crowned King of Maratha Swaraj, subjugating so many obstacles on 6 June 1674. 3) Shivaji’s role in modern India Shivaji is considered a National Hero in India, particularly in Maharashtra. His life, stories, and inspiration gained from it are an integral part of the Marathi people's identity. He is also considered as one of the first personalities who sowed the seeds of independence in Indian blood. My favourite three lines from this book or related to this book “When you are enthusiastic, the mountain also looks like a clay pile. ” “When peace demands despair and shame, war remains the only option that is most humane.” “Freedom is a boon, which everyone has the right to receive. ” Rating 4/5 This is an enthralling book that History buffs should definitely read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Neeti

    Reading this book brought back memories of my childhood. I have grown up listening to stories and 'Powade' on Shivaji's life, narrated to me by my Aji and Aba :) 'Challenging Destiny' is a thrilling and insightful telling of Shivaji's life. Not only was he an excellent military leader and an equally good civil administrator but he was also a king immensely loved and respected by his people. This was indeed a rare combination in those days. It was fascinating to read about the strategies and tacti Reading this book brought back memories of my childhood. I have grown up listening to stories and 'Powade' on Shivaji's life, narrated to me by my Aji and Aba :) 'Challenging Destiny' is a thrilling and insightful telling of Shivaji's life. Not only was he an excellent military leader and an equally good civil administrator but he was also a king immensely loved and respected by his people. This was indeed a rare combination in those days. It was fascinating to read about the strategies and tactics deployed by Shivaji back then, in the 16th century. This book will give you an insight into how Shivaji went about realizing his dream of 'Swaraj' and how that ultimately shaped the destiny of our country. I am really surprised I don't remember anything on Shivaji in my History text books! A must-read for history buffs!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Viraj Kulkarni

    Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, in the seventeenth century, commanded the largest land army in the world. He mercilessly suppressed opposition to bring the entire subcontinent under his control. Known for his cruelty and religious intolerance, Aurangzeb plunged the nation into darkness. Western Maharashtra, torn by war and ravaged by famine, neglected by the emperor and his viceroys, gave birth to Shivaji who picked up his sword against the might of the Mughal Empire. Innumerable books have been writte Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, in the seventeenth century, commanded the largest land army in the world. He mercilessly suppressed opposition to bring the entire subcontinent under his control. Known for his cruelty and religious intolerance, Aurangzeb plunged the nation into darkness. Western Maharashtra, torn by war and ravaged by famine, neglected by the emperor and his viceroys, gave birth to Shivaji who picked up his sword against the might of the Mughal Empire. Innumerable books have been written about Shivaji’s valour. Countless stories have been told about his battles and forts. But few know that Shivaji’s greatness lay as much in his far-reaching strategy as his skill in wielding the sword. Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran writes “In those times when soldiers fled from the battlefield moments after their king fell, Shivaji’s empowered warriors fought for 27 years after his death to keep his dream alive!”. Challenging Destiny describes how Shivaji inspired such fierce loyalty is his people. The book paints a historically authentic picture not only of Shivaji’s battles but also of his economic and social policies based on the values of dignity, equality and empowerment. It does a fantastic job of narrating history in a manner so compelling that it reads like a story! Read origin review at http://diningphilosopher.in

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nandan Lakhani

    An inspiring biography... A book that's makes one feel pumped with energy & patriotism!! An inspiring biography... A book that's makes one feel pumped with energy & patriotism!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gayatri Ganesh

    Such a nice summary of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.. Made me want to read more about him.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kaushal Gupta

    Please visit http://www.guptakaushal.in/2017/03/bo... to read the complete review of the book. Challenges are omnipresent, often they find us in the middle of nowhere! But, how often do we reach out to a challenge? With a determination of challenging the challenge itself? What resistances do we face? More of physical or mental? How often do we win, or do we even think that we will overcome the challenge? We may unanimously agree that the challenges are difficult, they test us at various levels fr Please visit http://www.guptakaushal.in/2017/03/bo... to read the complete review of the book. Challenges are omnipresent, often they find us in the middle of nowhere! But, how often do we reach out to a challenge? With a determination of challenging the challenge itself? What resistances do we face? More of physical or mental? How often do we win, or do we even think that we will overcome the challenge? We may unanimously agree that the challenges are difficult, they test us at various levels from integrity to strength, from the ability to relations, from what to what not, but are the challenges insurmountable? Always? That may vary from situation to situation for many of us, but in this third planet from the Sun there are many individuals who have defied challenges. One such person who challenged the challenges and the destiny was Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, The Maratha Warrior and I recently read a book rather a biography on him, Challenging Destiny - Biography - Chhatrapati Shivaji written by author Medha Deshmukh-Bhaskaran. The biography is a nearly detailed account of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's life and is beautifully drafted to keep you engaged with it throughout. The cover of the trailer is fascinating and so is the book trailer. P.S: Timeline Of Events at the end of the book is a quick revision and can be used as a future reference. More at http://www.guptakaushal.in/2017/03/bo...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Atul Sabnis

    I was looking forward to this book, after the author's historical fiction debut. That one was a well-researched book, but the dramatisation in the fiction wasn't to my liking; it was trite, and often unimaginative. Challenging Destiny: A Biography of Chhatrapati Shivaji is a non-fiction book by the author, and is a very well-researched book. It refers to many of the various biographies of Shivaji that are in circulation and makes extensive use of extracts from these books. As the author tells you I was looking forward to this book, after the author's historical fiction debut. That one was a well-researched book, but the dramatisation in the fiction wasn't to my liking; it was trite, and often unimaginative. Challenging Destiny: A Biography of Chhatrapati Shivaji is a non-fiction book by the author, and is a very well-researched book. It refers to many of the various biographies of Shivaji that are in circulation and makes extensive use of extracts from these books. As the author tells you early on, Mehendale's biography of Chh. Shivaji is the primary source for this book; needless to say, this book borrows heavily from Mehendale's biography. I was a bit surprised that the author has chosen to use an academic (in-text, APA) form of citation, rather then using endnotes of footnotes, especially given that there are numerous direct quotes from other authors. Perhaps, because of this, the texture of reading seems uneven, at times. There are times in the book, where references (like the definition of a gaon, mauja, and kasbah), are completely out of place, irrelevant, and do not fit in the narrative at hand. Overall, for someone who does not know the life and times of Chh. Shivaji, it is good first book, which covers his life and career, fairly well. For someone with a more serious interest in history, there are other biographies. I return to my pet peeve. This book is published by The Write Place, the publishing arm of Crosswords. It is a sorry state of affairs in Indian publishing where copy-editing isn't given the importance it deserves. It's not oddicers, its officers. Not tilted, but titled. And, definitely there isn't a word called agreeded.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nikhil Bansal

    I have always been a fan of Shivaji Maharaj . The book does every thing good in helping me with knowing each and every little aspect about shivaji maharaj, not only it explains about him but also about the Aurangzeb and all the Muslim massacre which happened from 12th century till the 17th century. How our thousand year old culture was devastated at the hands of mughal's . The writing of the book is more detailed and the flow never goes out of context this shows how mature the writer is and how I have always been a fan of Shivaji Maharaj . The book does every thing good in helping me with knowing each and every little aspect about shivaji maharaj, not only it explains about him but also about the Aurangzeb and all the Muslim massacre which happened from 12th century till the 17th century. How our thousand year old culture was devastated at the hands of mughal's . The writing of the book is more detailed and the flow never goes out of context this shows how mature the writer is and how well she wants us to show each and every event that occurred at that time , it was like travelling back in time and watching each and every event by our own eyes and that what fascinates me alott! keep up the good work and thanx for letting us know these things!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anushya Kkutty

    At a time when most of the Indian subcontinent was swamped with Muslim invaders, a brave warrior leads a war for Swaraj. Chatrapati Shivaji's life is an inspiration for every Indian, for he dreamed and achieved things nobody in that era thought was possible. The biography touches all major incidents happened in the life of Shivaji. The book came to an abrupt ending with the death of Shivaji. I was hoping for a detailed epilogue on the future of the Maratha empire, at-least get to know what went wr At a time when most of the Indian subcontinent was swamped with Muslim invaders, a brave warrior leads a war for Swaraj. Chatrapati Shivaji's life is an inspiration for every Indian, for he dreamed and achieved things nobody in that era thought was possible. The biography touches all major incidents happened in the life of Shivaji. The book came to an abrupt ending with the death of Shivaji. I was hoping for a detailed epilogue on the future of the Maratha empire, at-least get to know what went wrong in the third battle of Panipat. But otherwise this book is a very lively, informative read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rohan Patil

    A very engaging account of the expansion Martha empire and Chattrapati Shivaji who created it. Although this book delved too much into detail sometimes, it was however a very fascinating narrative. It enlists all the forces which where active during those 2 centuries and that is something I feel no other book on Shivaji offers. Great job.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Varun Moka

    Chhatrapati Shivaji is truly the greatest hero ever to live in India. I have been living in pune from past 4 years and the love that people her show for Chhatrapati Shivaji even today has always enticed me to read his story. And now I can truly embrace the legacy left by this great man. People here never take the name just 'shivaji', they either call him 'Chhatrapati Shivaji' or 'Shivaji Maharaj', that is the love and affection that still exists even after 300 years. This is one of the best book Chhatrapati Shivaji is truly the greatest hero ever to live in India. I have been living in pune from past 4 years and the love that people her show for Chhatrapati Shivaji even today has always enticed me to read his story. And now I can truly embrace the legacy left by this great man. People here never take the name just 'shivaji', they either call him 'Chhatrapati Shivaji' or 'Shivaji Maharaj', that is the love and affection that still exists even after 300 years. This is one of the best books i have enjoyed reading, all the credits goes to the writer. There was a consistent pace while reading from beginning till the end, every page was equally valuable and worth reading. I love the way that the references and explanations of the words are given in the same page itself, which usually are found in the last section of the book, this is kind of rare and it certainly helps the reader in a greater extent, very few writers do this. Great work by the writer all in all, you can feel the passion with which this book was written. Highly recommended.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mangesh

    Full of information right from the beginning of Muslim invasions in india till shivaji s death. Story is not linear in between sub chapters sometimes. Will definetly recommend it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nirzar Bhaidkar

    The destiny was there waiting to be challenged.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ateet

    This is a good entry point into understanding the legend that was Shivaji. It covers the facts about his life competently and while it does not have a great prose style, it delivers on some of the key points it set out to deliver : brevity and ease of reading. Inspite of the lukewarm turns of phrase, the book blew my mind away because the facts themselves are incredible! I cant fathom how there aren't a dozen films / tv series on Shivaji. Underdog. Overwhelming Odds. Ingenuity. Passion. Leadershi This is a good entry point into understanding the legend that was Shivaji. It covers the facts about his life competently and while it does not have a great prose style, it delivers on some of the key points it set out to deliver : brevity and ease of reading. Inspite of the lukewarm turns of phrase, the book blew my mind away because the facts themselves are incredible! I cant fathom how there aren't a dozen films / tv series on Shivaji. Underdog. Overwhelming Odds. Ingenuity. Passion. Leadership. Politics. Treachery. Survival. Great Escapes. Civilizational Renewal. Whats not to love?! Sure, there are ethical / moral dilemmas. But that just adds more nuance and grays to the story. But entertainment apart, there are lessons here. For those who wouldn't want history to repeat itself. Here's a man who pulled himself and his compatriots out of an abyss and built the platform that took the Marathas to the throne in Delhi. It would not be an exaggeration to say that he changed the course of history (to use a cliche). Oh BTW the dialogues would be wonderful! "Gadh aala pan sinh gela"

  15. 5 out of 5

    Vikram Ketkar

    Is a good overview of Shivaji Maharaj's life and works. For a Maharashtrian seeped in this history it does not offer any significant new insights rather in unlike a ballad which glorifies each chapter of Shivaji's illustrious history this book focuses on facts and quotes from different sources. Though it does do a good job in putting things in perspective and highlighting how important and momentous this struggle was as part of our our overall history and culture. If not for Shivaji and his brav Is a good overview of Shivaji Maharaj's life and works. For a Maharashtrian seeped in this history it does not offer any significant new insights rather in unlike a ballad which glorifies each chapter of Shivaji's illustrious history this book focuses on facts and quotes from different sources. Though it does do a good job in putting things in perspective and highlighting how important and momentous this struggle was as part of our our overall history and culture. If not for Shivaji and his brave folk the history of India would have been radically different post the 1600's. One unfortunate fact, which is mostly glossed over by the official texts, is the amount of opposition and conflict that Shivaji faced from his own opportunistic kith and kin throughout his life. The book does not shy from highlighting this which is a welcome fact which should not be swept under the carpet. Those who forget their past are doomed to repeat it

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gagandeep

    I am not much of a history enthusiast... neither do I enjoy reading biographies. Surprisingly, however, I enjoyed reading this one. I would admit that it was not too engrossing in the beginning, but I soon caught up. What I liked was that I got to know not just about Shivaji but also other important figures of those times. It provided me a glimpse of ancient India and portrayed a picture not been talked about much in our history books. I could see Shivaji, not just as a great warrior but as a so I am not much of a history enthusiast... neither do I enjoy reading biographies. Surprisingly, however, I enjoyed reading this one. I would admit that it was not too engrossing in the beginning, but I soon caught up. What I liked was that I got to know not just about Shivaji but also other important figures of those times. It provided me a glimpse of ancient India and portrayed a picture not been talked about much in our history books. I could see Shivaji, not just as a great warrior but as a son, father, ruler and above all human. It was good to read that great kings also had to take a step back if need be or had to make peace with their enemies for a greater good. All in all a good investment of my time.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ajay Sant

    A must-read for anyone looking to know about Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The book gives detailed insights in the life to Shivaji and gives facts about not just the military but also the civil and administrative farsightedness of Shivaji. You can read my complete review of the book at https://ajaybookreview.blogspot.com/2... A must-read for anyone looking to know about Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The book gives detailed insights in the life to Shivaji and gives facts about not just the military but also the civil and administrative farsightedness of Shivaji. You can read my complete review of the book at https://ajaybookreview.blogspot.com/2...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sameer

    Nice, Pacy read. Wish we had someone like Shivaji Maharaj in present times. He was way ahead of others...sharp, brave and intelligent

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ruturaj Yadav

    The book gives a good insight into the 17th century India and it's politics then. Really liked the way Medha has painted the social and economic backdrop of that era. The book gives a good insight into the 17th century India and it's politics then. Really liked the way Medha has painted the social and economic backdrop of that era.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nikhilesh Nadkarni

    Wonderful. A must read for ones who want to know about shivaji

  21. 4 out of 5

    Raghav

    Very well researched. Great content. Very poorly rendered. The writing style is lacking. Not easy to read at all. Medha Deshmukh-Bhaskaran clearly knows a lot about this especially interesting and inspiring part of India history. However, the writing style is unlike any biography I have ever read. It doesn’t take an independent or neutral tone but is more of a fanboy/fangirl take on the life of Shivaji. The author also makes off-hand comments to constantly justify certain actions and comes acros Very well researched. Great content. Very poorly rendered. The writing style is lacking. Not easy to read at all. Medha Deshmukh-Bhaskaran clearly knows a lot about this especially interesting and inspiring part of India history. However, the writing style is unlike any biography I have ever read. It doesn’t take an independent or neutral tone but is more of a fanboy/fangirl take on the life of Shivaji. The author also makes off-hand comments to constantly justify certain actions and comes across as very amateurish. To point out an instance the author points out how difficult it must have been to clear the land for cultivation and “hunt down the wolves and wild dogs that had infested the region”. Most reader would realize this was the reality of the day - this is the 17th century we are talking about. But she follows it up with “Now many animal activists will raise their eyebrows - but that was a part of clearing the land and bringing it under cultivation for human colonisation”. Firstly it is “raise an eyebrow” even when used in a plural context. Secondly I see the author’s role as telling the story and letting the readers arrive at their own conclusions/judgements. We all realize the realities of the times and don’t need a constant footnote with justifications. There are many more instances of this type of writing. I think the book could have been way better, especially given the material, if it were written by a seasoned writer. Inspiring period of history and characters nonetheless.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Abhijit Patil

    At the times when most of the Indian subcontinent was swamped with Muslim invaders, a brave warrior leads a war for Swaraj. "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj". Chhatrapati Shivaji's life is an inspiration and idol for every Indian, for he dreamed but achieved such things nobody in that era thought or could even possibly dare to do. The biography touches all major incidents of Shivaji's life. When destiny stood between him and his destination and when Darkness had capsized the Indian subcontinent. This At the times when most of the Indian subcontinent was swamped with Muslim invaders, a brave warrior leads a war for Swaraj. "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj". Chhatrapati Shivaji's life is an inspiration and idol for every Indian, for he dreamed but achieved such things nobody in that era thought or could even possibly dare to do. The biography touches all major incidents of Shivaji's life. When destiny stood between him and his destination and when Darkness had capsized the Indian subcontinent. This great raja from the reign of Marathi walked in front of the battlefield alike one LION roaring and widening his red eyes broad to match with that of his enemy. The 17th century is destined to be an era of brutal wars, incessant oppression, and physical and spiritual carnage in the name of religion. Shivaji, The only one such great mighty warrior and thinker far ahead of his times, renders a rousing dream - of respect, and dignity for human life. Destiny never favoured him; he faces several odds - a fallen and defeated populace, the might of the Mughal Empire, and naval supremacy of the Western powers. Thus begins the battle, of conflicting ideologies and sharply wide visions of India and the echoes of which still haunt the subcontinent.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sai Kamat

    First of all, the advantages, it humanized the supporting characters and the antagonists, especially Aurangzeb. It made me realize he isn't the villain that history books taught me in the school as, but an illustrious, ambitious and ruthless ruler, with traumatic past. I expected the same revealations about other characters, and that's where I found this book most lacking. With unrealistic expectations on this book, I searched for a more personal story, especially about Shivaji and his beliefs in First of all, the advantages, it humanized the supporting characters and the antagonists, especially Aurangzeb. It made me realize he isn't the villain that history books taught me in the school as, but an illustrious, ambitious and ruthless ruler, with traumatic past. I expected the same revealations about other characters, and that's where I found this book most lacking. With unrealistic expectations on this book, I searched for a more personal story, especially about Shivaji and his beliefs in Swarajya. Instead, I had a more sugary version of wikipedia styled explanation of all the things the Chattrapati and his loyal band of followers did. I might have as well read all of it online. I'm disappointed because the book didn't offer me any deeper insight.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rohit Raj

    I got emotional while reading about this legend. I was desperately looking for a good book to read about Chattrapathy Shivaji & this book is just perfect. Its a tragedy that our history books hardly mention about Shivaji & i also came to know about the greatness of Shivaji once I started reading about our history. The book is not very thick and the writing style doesn't go into minute details hence anyone can read it and know about all the important events which happened without getting exhauste I got emotional while reading about this legend. I was desperately looking for a good book to read about Chattrapathy Shivaji & this book is just perfect. Its a tragedy that our history books hardly mention about Shivaji & i also came to know about the greatness of Shivaji once I started reading about our history. The book is not very thick and the writing style doesn't go into minute details hence anyone can read it and know about all the important events which happened without getting exhausted. One of the best book I have ever read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shravan Belsare

    An inspirational story delivered with great care. It is noteworthy that the book focuses a lot on building backgrounds for explaining the major instances in Shivaji's life. Shivaji was a mere mortal but his idea of Swaraj would be just as alive in 21st century. To a strategist mastermind, efficient war general and a compassionate ruler! An inspirational story delivered with great care. It is noteworthy that the book focuses a lot on building backgrounds for explaining the major instances in Shivaji's life. Shivaji was a mere mortal but his idea of Swaraj would be just as alive in 21st century. To a strategist mastermind, efficient war general and a compassionate ruler!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Debojyoti Bandyopadhyay

    A lot of information on the life and times of Shivaji. However, the authors use of too many must have’s and speculation about events gives the impression of lack of research. This reduces the authenticity and credibility of the book and feels like a work of fiction.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Prasan

    Found this book on audible. I wonder why there is no any major film yet made on life of shivaji, this book presented legends of shivaji. The story is truly inspiring. The author's message at end of book is also eye-opening, learn from the past, act in present with foreseen future. Found this book on audible. I wonder why there is no any major film yet made on life of shivaji, this book presented legends of shivaji. The story is truly inspiring. The author's message at end of book is also eye-opening, learn from the past, act in present with foreseen future.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Abhinav Kumar

    Shivaji Great warrior, visionary and administrator I was looking to read on Shivaji Maharaj and got across the book. Author has paid utmost care to keep the book lucid, easy going yet informative. Mughal mention is necessary as Marathas fought against oppression of Hindus.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kunal Kale

    True events described very well. The book is fascinating and gives in-depth analysis of Maharaj's life and his work for people. The book also tells about his vision and his justice for everyone. It is a must read. True events described very well. The book is fascinating and gives in-depth analysis of Maharaj's life and his work for people. The book also tells about his vision and his justice for everyone. It is a must read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Chintan

    Brilliant coverage of the life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Loved the book. A must read for any Indian History buff and know about the first Independence sparked by the visionary and one of the greatest leader globally.

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