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This book writes wrong info about Sambhaji and defames him.
Some mentions as "Sambhaji was incapable leader" are examples of this. Author completely misses the context or the situation. He neglects Aurangzeb's army of 5 lakh on Maratha empire at the time of Sambhaji and his relentless fight against Mughals, Siddis, Portuguese for 9 years which protected and kept Maratha empire alive and fighting.
He also seems to have missed the fact that Soyarabai was indeed alive about a year after Sambhaji put some ministers to death for treason. He blatantly says "Sambhaji mercilessly killed his ministers" without stating reasons.
He doesn't even mentions Sambhaji's knowledge of languages, his literary contributions etc.
Not expected such poor book by this historian.
Very nice and live account of historical events.
Survey of the Sources
Contemporary Writers and their Works
Babars Memoirs Mirza Haider Dughlat Gulbadan
PRE MUGHAL INDIA
Character and Personality
Character and Personality of Akbar
Provincial and Local Administration
Chronicle of Jahangirs Reign 161127
Rebellion of Khan Jahan Lodhi 162831 Rebellion
THE AFGHAN INTERLUDE
Administrative Reforms and other
Reformer but no Innovator Imperial Government
Rise and Fall of Bairam Khan
Triumph of Absolute Monarchy
Akbars Imperialism Political Unification
b Completion of the Conquest
Conquest of Gujarat 15273 Conquest of Bihar
Akbar and Religion
Concluding Years of Akbars Life
Hindu Reaction and Struggle Against
Revolt of the Jat Peasantry of Mathura Revolt of
Chivalry of Durga Dass
Aurangzeb and the Marathas
Aurangzeb and the Successors of Shivaji 16801707
DECLINE OF THE EMPIRE
An Assessment and the Legacy