Tag: Shivaji

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  • Ingenious stratagem of Shivaji Maharaj: The Pratapgad Fort

    Ingenious stratagem of Shivaji Maharaj: The Pratapgad Fort

    The great 17th century Maratha leader, Chhatrapati Shivaji is known for his military strategy and diplomacy. While he commanded over 300 forts during his reign, it’s interesting to analyse how Pratapgad—the site of the famous battle between Shivaji and Afzal Shah in 1659 and the first and only hill fort he built—is a prime example of the Maratha warrior’s military genius.

    February 18, 2019
  • Statue of symbolism

    Statue of symbolism

    Does Sardar Patel deserve respect for his role in unifying India? If Narendra Modi had not taken the initiative to build the statue at such a huge cost, one suspects the popular discourse would have been different. That the Prime Minister chose to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who had banned the RSS after …

    November 28, 2018
  • Bid for Shivaji statue points to huge cost escalation

    Bid for Shivaji statue points to huge cost escalation

    The Maharashtra PWD is learnt to have approved L&Ts bid to construct phase one of the ambitious Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial — at a cost that is much higher than the estimate for the entire project. The L&T's bid, which will still need a final cabinet nod, is for Rs 3,826 crore for Phase 1 of …

    April 25, 2017