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Author Laine, James W.

Title Shivaji : Hindu king in Islamic India / James W. Laine.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  954.792 LAIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 127 pages ; 22 m
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-123) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Shivaji and Maharashtrian Hindu identity -- The epic hero: Seventeenth-Century sources fo the heroic legends of Shivaji -- The Hindu hero: Shivaji and the saints, 1780-1810 -- The patriot: political readings of Hindu identity in the Tales of Shivaji, 1869-2001 -- Cracks in the narrative -- Epilogue: The construction of Hindu and Muslim identities in Maharashtra.
Summary "Shivaji is a well-known hero in western India. He defied Mughal power in the seventeenth century, established an independent kingdom, and had himself crowned in an orthodox Hindu ceremony. The legends of his life have become an epic story that everyone in western India knows, and an important part of the Hindu nationalists' ideology. 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 the origin and development of the Shivaji legend from the earliest sources to the contemporary accounts of the tale."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Shivaji, Raja, 1627-1680.
Maratha (Indic people) -- Kings and rulers.
Muslims -- India -- Kings and rulers.
Islam -- Relations -- Hinduism.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Islam.
Maharashtra (India) -- History -- 17th century.
ISBN 0195141261