About the Book: Shivaji
the epic text of Ranjit Desais Shriman Yogi finds new voice in Vikrant Pandes nuanced translation, an immersive narrative of the foundations of the Maratha empire and the saga of its charismatic founder.-Namita Gokhale. Young Shivaji reaches Pune, a dying fort city, with his mother Jijabai and lights the first lamp within its ruins. While his father Shahaji Bhosle is away on deputation by the Adil Shah sultanate after having failed in a revolt against it, Shivaji learns how an empire is built from the ground up. Thus begins the life of the Great Maratha. What awaits Shivaji is nothing short of the vast scroll of history, and it takes him from Surat to Thanjavur and all the way to Aurangzebs durbar in Agra. He dreams of freeing his land from the clutches of Mughal rule, and though he suffers many defeats and personal losses along the way he never gives up his vision of Hindavi Swaraj. Amidst political intrigue and a chain of skirmishes, Shivaji becomes a leader, a warrior and a tactician par excellence, driven by immense pride and love for his motherland.
About the Author: Ranjit Desai
Ranjit Desai (1928-1992) is one of the most loved Marathi writers. He received many awards including the Maharashtra Rajya Award, the Hari Narayan Apte Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar. The Government of India gave him the Padma Shri in 1973. Vikrant Pande has translated works by Ranjit Desai, Milind Bokil and N.S. Inamdar.