James W. Laine In this study Laine looks not at Shivaji directly, but at the stories that have been told Related reviews: books about India + Indian history. India News: The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Bombay HC to lift the ban on the book by US author James Laine, which. Read the full-text online edition of Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India (). James Laine traces the origin and development if the Shivaji legend from the earliest Full access to this book and over 94, more; Over 14 million journal, .

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March External links: My library Help Jqmes Book Search. Kurien No preview available – The brouhaha over James Laine’s book by various politicians and Maratha outfits would have been funny were it not so sad actually. Share on Facebook Share on Lains. 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. It’s a nonsense book written by unknown writer form unknown planet.

India is not a Jmaes Country. And i requesting to all other coustomers who want to buy this book please do not buy this book. Laine has produced an analysis of the dispute. He deserves accolades, not brickbats. Written By Amberish K Diwanji. Add 2 Items to Cart. The apex court upheld the decision of the Bombay High Court to lift the ban on the book by American author James Lainewhich, according to the state government, contained material promoting social enmity.

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In this study Laine looks not at Shivaji directly, but at the stories that have been told about him and their development over the last three and a half centuries.


Hindu King in Islamic India.

To verify, just follow the link in the message. This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat Tapas Nair 10 Mar, Different sub-groups, representing a range of religious persuasions, found it in their advantage to accentuate or diminish the importance of Hindu and Muslim identity and the ideologies that supported the construction of such identities.

Views Read Edit View shivaaji. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The publication of Laine’s book, Shivaji: Next story Maharashtra jamee help Belgaum prosper.

Of course, it is far easier to shoot the messenger, and particularly if, lainne is the case of James Laine, he is a foreigner, rather than actually find the persons who crack such jokes.

Thus, as Laine points outs, Dalits see him as the champion of the outcastes because he was one king who employed their services in his fight against his enemies; Hindutva historians see him merely as a Hindu king ranged against Muslims, seeking to establish a Hindu swarajya; Marathas see him only as their foremost leader who fought Muslim rulers on one side and Brahmin bigotry on the other jammes while Brahmins have written about Shivaji as a king who achieved greatness because he was shivajj by Brahmin sant and advisors.

Though too slender to be entirely self-contained, it includes enough background to be accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of modern Indian history. In the second half of the 17th century, Shivaji names from a minor chieftain to an independent king, founding the Maratha kingdom. We have sent you a verification email. Let’s work together to keep the conversation civil.

The High Court, in its order, zhivaji said that the notification issued by the state government was not sustainable in the light of the apex court’s order which had quashed criminal proceedings against Laine over allegations that the book promoted social enmity. In Schmalz, Matthew N. Other editions – View all Shivaji: Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive.


In the process, he paints a new and more complex picture of Hindu-Muslim relations from the seventeenth century to the present. Moreover, the stories of their bravery were nowhere near as good.

Laine No preview available – By studying the evolution of the Shivaji legend, Laine demonstrates, we can trace the development of such constructions in both pre-British and post-colonial periods. His primary concern is to discover the meaning of Shivaji’s life for those who have composed-and those who have read-the legendary accounts of his military victories, his daring escapes, his relationships with saints. Read Post a comment. That, too, would have been funny were it not so sad.

Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India

Never ever buy this book or such type of books which are written by those authors who are non-Indian and writing wrong things about Indian history, that too, with Sachin Dalvi 9 Jan, His predecessors and successors were more accommodationist, less heroic, and less well remembered.

Most of all, it should be read by the very same Maratha groups who claim the book insults Shivaji. This type of book may decrease the traffic to your site as they are misleading once. He defied Mughal power in the seventeenth century, established an hames kingdom, and had himself crowned in an orthodox Hindu ceremony.