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All hurdles on the publication and circulation of controversial book -- "Shivaji - The Hindu King in Muslim India", came to an end with the Supreme Court today refusing the plea of Maharashtra government to ban it. ..comments plz.

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Asked by ved, 12 Jul '10 09:03 am
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Sad indeed ! The book, allegedly having derogatory comments on the Maratha king, Shivaji maharaj has been at the centre of a controversy. Mr. James Laine is a good author, no doubt. But he should have to think about the person on whom he wrote. The Shivaji Raje is not only our king but he was our godfather in right way. Shivaji Bhosle led a resistance to free people of all cast & creed from the oppression of the Sultanate of Bijapur and fought & defeated the Mughal Empire in south, west & central India. Shivaji was a religious Hindu, and showed respect toward other religions. He was deeply interested in religious teachings, and sought the company of Hindu and Sufi (a Muslim sect) saints throughout his life. The book, which tries to capture the life of the great Maratha, contained portions that were misleading, derogatory and prone to promote social enmity between different groups of people. Its surprising that this issue is going on since 6 years. When Maharshtra Govt lost the case in ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 12 Jul '10 09:05 am

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