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New book to revisit Maharashtra’s history, politics and societal evolution

In Shivaji in South Block: The Unwritten History of a Proud People, journalist Girish Kuber talks about Maharashtra’s politics, history and society.
New book to revisit Maharashtra’s history, politics and societal evolution.(Wikimedia Commons)
New book to revisit Maharashtra’s history, politics and societal evolution.(Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on May 01, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Kajol asked husband Ajay Devgn for a selfie, his hilarious response is now a viral photo

Actor Kajol posted a picture of herself with a funny comment on husband Ajay Devgn’s idea of a selfie. The couple recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary.
Kajol posted a fresh picture of herself with a funny comment on husband Ajay Devgn.
Kajol posted a fresh picture of herself with a funny comment on husband Ajay Devgn.
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Why Shivaji was an incomparable king

The large portrait of the Maratha warrior king at the entrance of Mantralaya was set up by Antulay when he was the chief minister in the early 1980s.
Antulay had to resign a month before his appointment with Queen Elizabeth to negotiate terms for the return of the Bhavani Talwar.(HT Photo)
Antulay had to resign a month before his appointment with Queen Elizabeth to negotiate terms for the return of the Bhavani Talwar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan

Sena leader needled Shivaji descendent over comparison with Modi. His turn

Udayanraje Bhosale, who represented Satara in the Lok Sabha, was speaking to reporters after a controversy over a book comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the 17-century Maratha king erupted over the weekend.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udayanraje Bhosale(Pramod Ingale /HT photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udayanraje Bhosale(Pramod Ingale /HT photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi

Book comparing PM Modi with Shivaji withdrawn after uproar

Union minister for information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said Jai Bhagwan Goyal has apologised and withdrawn his book.
Jai Bhagwan Goyal at the book launch.(@JaiBhagwanGoyal)
Jai Bhagwan Goyal at the book launch.(@JaiBhagwanGoyal)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 05:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai

Won’t convert Shivaji’s forts into heritage hotels: Maharashtra clarifies stance

Under the new policy, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will give around 300 forts to private players on a revenue-sharing formula or a one-time premium.
After the Maharashtra government’s move to convert 25 forts into heritage hotels and venues for weddings received flak from the Opposition and the Maratha community, the state clarified its stance on Friday and said it would not touch the forts under the protected list of the Archaeological Survey of India. HT Photo (Representative Image)
After the Maharashtra government’s move to convert 25 forts into heritage hotels and venues for weddings received flak from the Opposition and the Maratha community, the state clarified its stance on Friday and said it would not touch the forts under the protected list of the Archaeological Survey of India. HT Photo (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Congress slams actor over tweet insulting Shivaji

BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhyaya said, “This has nothing to do with the BJP. She is not related in any way to our party.”
Party spokesperson Sachin Sawant said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hired several such people to malign historical figures and public personalities.”(HT Photo)
Party spokesperson Sachin Sawant said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hired several such people to malign historical figures and public personalities.”(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 04:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

2019 Lok Sabha polls: On the campaign trail with Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North

Over the past month, BJP’s sitting MP Gopal Shetty seems to have covered the length and breadth of his Mumbai North constituency to woo voters for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Published on Apr 12, 2019 11:30 PM IST
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By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Shivaji’s descendant holds Satara seat in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
Vijayawada: Pedestrians walk past a replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) installed by the Election Commission of India to create awareness about voting at Benz circle, in Vijayawada, Saturday, March 16, 2019.(PTI)
Vijayawada: Pedestrians walk past a replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) installed by the Election Commission of India to create awareness about voting at Benz circle, in Vijayawada, Saturday, March 16, 2019.(PTI)
Published on Mar 26, 2019 05:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Award is good... let’s move ahead now: Pune’s Padma Vibhushan Babasaheb Purandare is humility personified

Purandare was conferred with the Padma Vibhushan on Friday. Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, second only to the Bharat Ratna
Babasaheb Purandare is best known for his book on life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji called Raja Shivchattrapati and play Janata Raja also on the life of Shivaji.(HT/PHOTO)
Babasaheb Purandare is best known for his book on life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji called Raja Shivchattrapati and play Janata Raja also on the life of Shivaji.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar

Review: Rebel Sultans - The Deccan From Khilji to Shivaji by Manu S Pillai

In Rebel Sultans, Manu S Pillai presents the medieval Deccan as a riveting place that didn’t give itself to easy generalizations, or narrative building
Malik Amber, the Ethiopian slave who became prime minister of Ahmadnagar Sultanate.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Malik Amber, the Ethiopian slave who became prime minister of Ahmadnagar Sultanate.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 08:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti

Politics, culture and social reality: The era of Shivaji Maharaj

Did the Maratha king Shivaji want to build a ‘nationalist Hindu state’ as his Hindavi kingdom is sometimes defined today? Or was his world a melting pot of different cultural influences?
A nineteenth century engraving. Shivaji founded the Maratha empire in the seventeenth century, based on the philosophy of a ‘Hindavi’ kingdom. He had nothing against Muslims as a people, but he jettisoned older systems built on Islamic ideals.(Getty Images)
A nineteenth century engraving. Shivaji founded the Maratha empire in the seventeenth century, based on the philosophy of a ‘Hindavi’ kingdom. He had nothing against Muslims as a people, but he jettisoned older systems built on Islamic ideals.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 06:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Manu S Pillai

Kusur village at the foot of Shivneri fort suffers from neglect

Kusur, spread over 1,000 hectares, has a population of 2,904 people, of which 1,908 are registered voters according to Sameer Undare, deputy sarpanch.
Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Archana Dahiwal, Pune

Shivaji’s birthplace far from becoming a tourist hotspot

The Maharashtra Government will need to undertake massive infrastructure development if it wants to develop Junnar as a tourism destination. Merely declaring it as a “tourism destination” will not result in any magical results, even though this is the birthplace of the Maratha king, Shivaji
Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis, Pune
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