I believe people are interested in the controversy around the book and vandalism of Bhandarkar Institute in Pune India. Going anonymous on this. Excerpt from. Read the full-text online edition of Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India (). To read Shivaji’s legend today is to find expression of deeply held convictions about what Hinduism means and how it is opposed to Islam. James Laine traces .

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The complex intertwining of the religious and political in the present encouraged the construction of a simpler past, as “part of a i tendency to oppose a single universalistic Hinduism to a single monolithic Islam”.

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Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India

Review “A succinct, cogent study that is admirably well organized and consistently insightful. James Laine traces the origin and development if the Shivaji legend from the earliest sources to the contemporary accounts of the tale.

In the second half of the 17th century, Shivaji rose from a minor chieftain to an independent king, founding the Maratha kingdom. Different sub-groups, representing a range of religious persuasions, found it in their advantage to accentuate or diminish the importance of Hindu and Muslim identity and the ideologies that supported the construction of such identities.

No eBook available Amazon. This thuggery is a depressing illustration of the extent of communalism in Indian politics, but also demonstrates the continuing significance of the Shivaji stories — and the need to understand their evolution and history.

Looking at “cracks in the narrative”, Laine explores the things left out of traditional stories — and what these absences show about the concerns of those who produced them.

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Moreover, the stories of their bravery were nowhere near as good. Subscriber Login Email Address. Laine also looks at the presentation of Shivaji in school texts, in the fictional works of Babasaheb Purandare, and on web sites.


Laine unfortunately could not do justice to history. He defied Mughal power in the seventeenth century, established an independent kingdom, and had himself crowned in an orthodox Hindu ceremony. From Wikipedia, the free shovaji. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Sometimes modern historians should be mature enough to accept that some legends are real, they arn’t all cynical manipulations by modern politics.

Laine No preview available ilamic His legend expresses deeply held convictions about what Hinduism is, and how it is opposed to Islam.

See all 40 reviews. This book is not just a biographical account of Shivaji’s military and personal life, but more importantly it is an account of the stupendous growth of Shivaji’s image as a great warrior in the 18th and 19th century Maharashtra.

indiw Laine has produced an analysis of the dispute. Though brief, it makes a significant contribution to the study of Indian history and religious studies. His predecessors and successors were more accommodationist, less heroic, and less well remembered. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: