!!> BOOKS ✻ Grand Rebel: Impression of Shivaji, Founder of Maratha Empire ✴ Author Dennis Kincaid – Snapchatlogin.us

Grand Rebel: Impression of Shivaji, Founder of Maratha EmpireEPUB Grand Rebel Impression Of Shivaji, Founder Of Maratha Empire Author Dennis Kincaid Buyprobolan50.co.uk 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 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. says:

    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 strangely enough nothing turned up In the introduction to this book, the author mentions that most of the legends around Shivaji were passed down orally as ballads and as yet a consolidated story of his life does not exist This to me was grossly unfair considering how much good material lies in the life of Shivaji There was mention by Ashok Banker that he plans to write a series of historic novels about the Marathas but this is yet to materialize All considered it is rather ironic that the most readable story of the Great Maratha was written by an Englishman India has had kings by the dozen and there has been no shortage of colorful characters among them and yet Shivaji stands out for a few reasons which I find to be rather unique Firstly, he was a leader with vision and someone who organized administration and the military in a way tha...


  2. says:

    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. says:

    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 for hid non historical writings while Dennis, the novelist, is known for his two works on non fiction As an Indian, the word rebel, in the subtitle is a bit disconcerting before the book is read, for it perhaps betrays the impending tone of the treatment of Shivaji s life and work, in the book Yet, Dennis Kincaid keeps himself away from the intrigues of analysis, the slopes of bias, and the traps of isms.That Dennis Kincaid was a novelist at heart is obvious from the first word to the last If someone, who had never heard of Shivaji would read the book, the reader would be delighted in the language and the judicious and unequivocal use of devices of fiction writing, in what is actually strictly a work of non fiction a biography with proper endnotes and su...


  4. says:

    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 all 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 politics and power centers, the theater in which Shivaji operated The opulences of Deccan Sultanates, the religious disagreements between Sunni North and Shia Deccan, their views on Hindu majority subjects, all provide hues to the narrative The narration itself is supported by refer...


  5. says:

    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 i...


  6. says:

    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 familiar with the Englishmen Overall the book is a good read.


  7. says:

    To be honest this book is written specially for non Indian audience and I have no problem with that It was knowledgeable for me atleast because we are being taught distorted history Some honest book is better than biased book I even read Jadunath Sarkar s Shivaji book, that was pretty good too ...


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    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 relation throughout and the fact that Jijabai was the most important character in life of Shivaji is aptly portrayed.The contemporary politics of the states such as Mughals, Rajputs Jaipur Jodhpur Bijapur and Marathas is described along with the story and giver the reader a comprehensive idea about the situations.The features which make the book...


  9. says:

    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 getting the nation rid of external rulers from Arab and Persia etc who definitely held bigoted views and viewed every non muslim as kafir to be condemned Shivaji also was a master tactician who used tacyfully managed enemy with diplomacy and trickery to compensate for his weak Army He was also extremely generous and extended pardon eas...


  10. says:

    A book written around 90 years ago and still reads like it was written for the modern reader I came across this one quite by accident and so had no expectations of this I must say it surpassed them by the time I was on page 10 Though every kid growing up in India, especially Maharashtra does know Shivaji s story but then those are just caricatures It is books like these which add the colour and flesh to these historical legends The author surely looks at Shivaji as a hero Even though this book is supposed to be historical non fic...

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