Krishna the power of carth xxx
In the present work Shivaji is depicted as the director and entrepreneur of the greatest movement for the aeserticu of national liberty and independence that India has known in pre-British times. As Huuibir Singh grew in years he proved himself a brave and capable leader.His character, his institutions and the greatness of his work are set forth at length in the 24th and in the concluding chapters. Ajay Singh was a man of a very pious disposition and loved his nephew with a father's love.Again he has not fallen into the error of exaggerating the influence of Eamdas Swami upon Shivaji. When, as related above, Ajay Singh made his escape, he took with him Humbir Singh, the minor son of his eldest brother.
But the monograph, besides being too meagre in size for the magnitude of the task, devotes a good deal of its con- tents to discussions upon somewhat irrelevant topics. Kincaid, who writes in collaboration with Rao Bahadur D. Paraenis, has devoted some 170 pages of the first volume of his History of the Maratha People to the story of Shivaji. The Rajputs fought with the valour for which they are famous; they beat back the enemy in all their advances, but still Allauddin would not raise the siege.
It is a generous appreciation of Shivaji's work and character. With an immense army he advanced upon Chitore and laid siege to the fort.
The prejudices against Shivaji on the part of the Mahomedan chroniclers are here shown to be of the same sort as those with which the student of Roman History becomes familiar when he finds Roman authors like Livy and Cicero passing uncalled for strictures upon Hannibal. He crowned him king of his forefathers' realm and himself took charge of the administration.
There is indeed a close parallel* between these two heroes. They built the fortress of Rajnagar and made it their capital.
Both strove hard for the liberty and independence of their country from foreign aggression. For they had sworn not to 1 Chitnis's chronicle gives a different version to the effect that ab Lakahman Singh's desperate sally his queen escaped to the Bhil country with two princes, who subsequently propagated the race.