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Is it True King Shivaji had shown the way of Freedom...?

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Asked by Amol Sawant, 21 Aug '09 01:24 pm
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In the days of Shivaji there was not any entity known as India. Most of these kings etc were fighting among themselves or taking help from foreigners even who had arrived from different European countries like Portugal, France and Britain. Shivaji like others was fighting for cause which included his kingdom (most of today's Maharashtra). Shivaji was not interest in Bengal or Tamil Nadu or for Punjab for that matter. The real Freedom Struggle began when Mangal Pandey stood up against the British. By that time the British had united the Indian Peninsula and made the entity what we know today as Bharat. Therefore Mangal Pandey can be said to be the one who showed the way to Freedom of India.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 21 Aug '09 01:34 pm

 
  
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Yes. It was a struggle for freedom from the spreading domination of Mugals and other muslim rulars. Hindus were totally demoralised and helpless against their power. He provided them the leadership to fight back. Thus he managed not only to stop the advance of the enemies but also liberate some of the territory. This laid foundation for the liberation process which ended up with Marathas reaching the outskirts of Delhi. Had the British not intervened with their superior military power, Marathas would have taken up the Red Fort.
Answered by Vikram, 21 Aug '09 02:43 pm

 
  
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During the days of Shivaji, there is always infighting between the maraha sardars as well as Aurangzebs men, and other Moghul sultaniate of the South , especially Adil Shah of Bijapur. He is the person who united these maratha sardars as one and fought the Gueriall war fare and nearly put an end to the sultanate rule. During those times, the Europeans , especially the britishers, the portuguese just enterining India and hence i think there is no freedom struggle required in those days. but you can say he migh have paved the way for freedom struggle in one way or the other as he single handedlly withstood before Adil Shah of Bijapur and Nizams rule in south and in north Aurengzebs attack . The real struggle began in later part of 17th century or early part of 18th Century where the great mutiny stared during 1857 where Jhansi Rani Lakshmibhai along with Bahadur Shah zaffar started the mutiny along with Mangal Pandey. Thus the freedom struggle started in India. but yo ...more
Answered by Gopal, 21 Aug '09 01:57 pm

 
  
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