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Book Review: "Shivaji: Son of India" by Ranjeet Salvi - A Captivating Tale of Valor and Legacy

Shivaji: Son of India

Author: Ranjeet Salvi

Published by Yogi Impressions

Genre: History

Pages: 388

MRP: Rs.  699/- 


Shivaji: Son of India by Ranjeet Salvi is an intensively researched book that delves into the life of the great Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. With twenty years of meticulous research behind it, this book is a must-read for all history enthusiasts and admirers of Shivaji Maharaj.


Salvi's book serves as a gateway for young readers who may not have access to the primary sources or the ability to navigate through dense historical accounts. It presents the story of Shivaji Maharaj in an easily accessible and digestible manner, making it suitable for young readers and those new to the subject.


The author's deep understanding of Shivaji Maharaj is evident throughout the narrative. Salvi masterfully weaves together anecdotes, folklore, and narratives passed down through generations to paint a vivid picture of Shivaji's divine personality. It is important to note that this book should be read as a story paying homage to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, rather than a strict historical account. Salvi's intention is to capture the essence of Shivaji Maharaj's character and the impact he had on the Hindu community.


One of the standout features of this book is Salvi's portrayal of Shivaji's respect and regard for women. The author highlights many episodes that showcase Shivaji's progressive views and his belief in the empowerment of women. Salvi draws on various publications by eminent historians like Jadunath Sarkar, Grant Duff, and writers such as Babasaheb Purandare, Ranjit Desai, Shivaji Sawant, Nath Madhav, and Abraham Eraly. By incorporating these diverse sources, Salvi provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of Shivaji's life and achievements.


What makes Ranjeet Salvi's work commendable is his evident love and passion for Shivaji Maharaj. It is this unwavering dedication that drives the author to undertake such an ambitious task. Salvi's passion for the subject matter shines through in his writing, making the book engaging and captivating.


Furthermore, Shivaji: Son of India is a rare gem for English-speaking readers interested in learning more about this valiant Maratha warrior. While numerous books on Shivaji Maharaj exist in Marathi, Salvi's book fills a void by providing an English-language resource for those seeking to explore Shivaji's legacy on an international level.


In conclusion, Shivaji: Son of India by Ranjeet Salvi is a well-researched and accessible book that offers readers a glimpse into the life of the great Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Salvi's dedication to capturing the essence of Shivaji's divine personality and his focus on showcasing Shivaji's respect for women make this book a valuable addition to the existing literature on Shivaji Maharaj. It is a must-read for young readers and those who wish to delve into the fascinating world of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

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