Excellent reading…

By Sandeep on 15 September 2017

A lucid account of the glorious maratha history starting with Shivajis prime years… the writing style gives a different perspective as if you are with him during all adventures.. kudos to Dr Pradhan …. can’t wait for the rest of the story.

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Very well written story!

By Pushkar on 15 September 2017

A book worth reading! A story based on well researched facts makes a compelling read! The style of writing is easy with a nice flow but keeps you interested till the end.

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Very good writing style

By Amar on 9 August 2017

Very good writing style, holds your interest till end. This is just first part of triology. Don’t be under assumption that it is the complete story of Shivaji
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Mr Pradhan is the Conn Iggulden of Indian history

By Prasanna Tendolkar on 15 September 2017

At last, historical novels in India have come of age , the prose & descriptive ability of the author makes me declare… the conn iggulden of India has been discovered..excitedly waiting for the next two instalments…
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An excellent read !

By Dipali on 21 August 2017

Very well researched and written in an interesting manner. Can’t feel like keeping the book down. One gets so involved. Loved it !!! Waiting for the next part.
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Exceptionally well written, captivating recount of Maratha history

By M. Corrigan on September 24, 2017

Such a rush reading this book! Gautam’s captivating and action-packed writing helped me visualize the details of Shivaji’s life and the events at the beginning of the Maratha history. What a powerful leader and patriotic warrior! The details of the hold-off by the 300 is just breathtaking and heart wrenching at the same time. Very aptly titled book. I am dying to read the next one!

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Loved travelling through time in to the Sahyadri ranges and …

By Amazon Customer on September 18, 2017

Loved travelling through time in to the Sahyadri ranges and reliving the tale of Shivaji , the brave, just ruler who mightily fought the Mughals and the Adilshahi with wit, cunning, valour and a fierce pride in his homeland. The narrative flows easily and is a racy read. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

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One of the best books on the legendary Maratha warrior

By Kedar Jambhekar on September 19, 2017

One of the best books on the legendary Maratha warrior, Shivaji Maharaj. The flow is amazing and I can’t wait to see number 2 and 3. Reading the book made me feel as if I were reliving history.

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A Great Novel; Must Read.

By Ajay Tendolkar on 29 September 2017
Great Confluence of Effort (Research) and Imagination.
A Highly Engrossing Novel which a reader will find difficult to put down.
Though part of a Triology, stands alone as a novel set up in a significant era of Shivaji’s life.
A must read for avid readers.

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Read to understand how great a ruler should be.

By Medha Khairon 30 September 2017

Enjoyed immensely. It was like revisiting that temple you loved to go to during childhood. Must read for the newer generation educated in English medium to understand our great king who loved his people who in turn willingly laid lives for him.

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Beautifully written book

By Dr. Maitreyee Khardeon 27 September 2017

Beautifully written book. Though we know Shivaji Maharaj’s history so well, still Dr. Gautam Pradhan has managed to keep readers enthralled with his flowing narrative. Eagerly awaiting book 2 of the trilogy.

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Excellent Book

By Dr. Shreeja Patkar on 9 October 2017

I used to find history very monotonous with the dates, facts, treaties and all but because of the dramatisation in this book one can actually visualize the events unfolding. Once mission Swarajya starts, the book just keeps you hooked. The maps were extremely helpful in visualizing the scenes. Really makes an amazing read. Eagerly awaiting the next book.

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A must read for today’s GenNext

By Swaroop on 9 October 2017

Very well written book by Gautam Pradhan. A very nice blend of historical fact and fiction. Well researched book that actually transports one to the era of Shivaji. You can actually picture everything as you read. The last few chapters dedicated to the 300 brave men lead by Baji Prabhu who hold the Bijapuri army to let Shivaji escape to Vishalgad are absolutely riveting. Can’t wait for Book II & III.

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… very well articulated book.

By Lavin Shetty on 22 October 2017

A very well articulated book. The writing style is so wonderful. While you are reading the whole thing seems to unfold in front of your eyes like a cinema screen. I could actually feel as if the scene is happening in front of my eyes. What a blend of history and fiction. Kudos to the author.

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For a person who always wanted to know more of this great warrior, this is a must read

By SAK on 16 October 2017

This is a well researched, well written book on the life and times of Shivaji. One can almost visualise the scenes depicted in the book, the reading takes you to forts and camps described. It makes it interesting and keeps one engaged throughout. For a person who always wanted to know more of this great warrior, this is a must read. Cannot wait for the next one in the series !

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Nice historical novel

By Ashwini Yelne on 26 October 2017

Nicely written book. It has details and diagrams. Will take u to the shivaji era.

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Five Stars

By Deepali Sanay Divekar on 20 October 2017

Amazing book. Gripping and a must read.

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Five Stars

By Vasu Ron 29 October 2017

A must read

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