Author: Jadunath Sarkar
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-81-250-1347-1
This reissue of a classic work is much more than a biography of the great Maratha leader. Prof. Sarkar's bold and deliberately provocative book merits the closest study.
It deals with the tangled web of Deccan history in the seventeenth century, describes Shivaji's relations with the Mughals, provides a detailed knowledge of the internal affairs of the Mughal Empire at the period of its decline, and also analyses Shivaji's relations with the English and the Portuguese. The book concludes with a description of Maratha government, institutions and policy in the seventeenth century, and of Shiva's achievement, character and place in history.
The reputation of Prof. Jadunath Sarkar as a sound critical historian.. Will be confirmed and extended by his new volume on Shivaji - - Vincent A Smith
All his books are good; but perhaps the best of them is the Life and Times of Shivaji. It is full of research, and gives a striking picture of the great event - the birth and development of the Maratha nation. - - H Beveridge