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Because this novel, based on the life of the early 18th century Maratha warrior/ Prime Minister, Bajirao Peshwa, and his love for the Muslim dancing girl Mastani, . From which site I can download the book Rau based on maratha bajirao peshawa? aJOridTDw How can I download books (pdf) from site readanybook. com?. Rau is a Marathi historical fiction novel by N S Inamdar. The story revolves around the Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
All rights reserved. Want to Read saving…. The depiction of history is emaculate. What is more, his loved ones too refuse to accept Mastani, thereby isolating Bajirao in his struggle. Kusum Budhwar.
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No more than two stars. Then, in the last forty of fifty pages, the book began to fall into place, and ended in a poignant and memorable way.
Which is what makes me give it a three-star rating. What made me not like Rau? Firstly, the fact that I never really get an idea of the love between Bajirao and Mastani. Their story comes across as one of great lust, not of great love. Of raging hormones, not of two people who genuinely understand and love each other.
Secondly and this stems from the first point , I hated the unfeeling, un-understanding attitude of Bajirao and Mastani towards his family. That is selfishness and sheer insensitivity. Also, to some extent, stupidity: Thirdly, the bigoted, anti-Muslim feel to the book. Yes, the Marathas and the Mughals not to mention the Nizam were at daggers drawn, but the way the Maratha campaigns are depicted—as attempts to rid the land of the brutal Muslims—smacks of bigotry.
Fourthly, the translation. But, as I said, the end is a memorable one, and that is why the three stars. For the end and the forty or so pages that precede it. View 2 comments. Jan 28, Vijay Rayasam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Enjoyed reading the book.
The life story of Bajirao Peshwa is a chance to get an insight about the internal feelings of a King, which he is not allowed to express. The King who looks after the entire kingdom, wins so many wars for the betterment of the Maratha empire was being thrown away by his own people including his Mother and wife because he fell in love with a non brahmin, moreover a non hindu lady who was just a dancer. The book tells us how Bajirao Peshwa, the person who shock the Delhi s Enjoyed reading the book.
The book tells us how Bajirao Peshwa, the person who shock the Delhi sultanate, the perosn who never saw defeat in war, was captured by the beauty of this Lady called Mastani and he lost to his family people and his subordinates. Eventually it happened so that he died because of illness and that too far away from Shaniwarwada King's Palace because he did not want to enter the Palace where no one respects him anymore.
This is an example of how in Medieval India the cultural ethics were so strong that even King could not escape from it. On one hand people were so happy with Bajirao Peshwa for being the only Maratha ruler to extend the Maratha empire to almost entire India including Delhi and on the other hand same poeple were hating him for being in relation with a dancer.
Ultimately the King who gives shelter to all the poor and needy people died without a shelter. I would recommend this book for Maratha history lovers. View all 6 comments. The original story is very different from the film. Bollywood has dramatized things as Bollywood is wont to do that the story read like a completely different, yet equally impactful, tale. Rau follows Bajirau, a Maratha Peshwa prime minister , and Masthani, his mistress as they meet, fall in love and lose touch with reality.
The way Inamdar manipulates the reader into seeing both sides of the story. The side of Rau and Masthani where they believe they will die without each other and the other The original story is very different from the film.
The side of Rau and Masthani where they believe they will die without each other and the other side, the side of the citizens where they believe their prime minister has gone mad enough to ignore his duties and focus only on alcohol and his mistress. It shows us the hope that the two lovers have that if they wait long enough the world will see that they are meant to be together and the other side where they look like two lunatics.
It was so well written, engrossing and captivating, with details where necessary. Not one paragraph felt boring or tedious. Go pick this up immediately. View all 3 comments. Apr 28, Nitin rated it did not like it. Completely disappointed after reading this book. There is no information related to the battles held between Bajirao and other enemies.
Books focus is only on love between Bajirao and Mastani. However the detail dramatic explanation and information that found in another books like mruthyunjay, chhava etc. However the book completely fails to describe the complete life of Bajirao Peshwa.
Hence one who already know little-bit about Bajirao Peshwa, will definitely be disappointed after reading this book. The most Disgusting thing about this book is that, the book didn,t tell anything about Mastani after the death of Bajirao Peshwa.
Hence we didn't get the information about Mastani life-end. May 28, Sadashiv Patil added it. Sep 11, Vedant Udgirkar rated it it was amazing.
This book is undoubtedly one of the best book I have ever read. But like every book this book too have a flaw.
The only flaw. And that is, it ends. This book is so amazing that you wish it to never end. Absolutely loved it. Jul 23, Vishakha Kulkarni rated it it was amazing.
I had read Swami previously. Jul 25, Neha Deshpande rated it really liked it. Loved it, nicely written. Mar 20, Vinayak Deshpande added it. Very nice book by Na. Inamdar about Bajirao Peshwa I. Sep 03, Trina Dutta rated it liked it. This book depicts his life and his love for the half-muslim dancer Mastani. Rau was the Peshwa of the Pune-Satara region. He was to brim of success and was feared by his enemies, the mighty Mughals.
He was dedicated to his work and had a different approach towards society. Even being a Brahmin in those early days of 18th century his mind was free from those orthodox Brahmin concepts.
His wife Kashibai was a women of kind heart. She loved Shrimant devotedly. Mean while Rau met this most beautiful singer-dancer Mastani. Even if she was a simple baiji, Rau had kept her and her troops and enjoyed her dance often.
Gradually he fell more for her and their passion for love grew stronger day by day. Rau didn't think for a single day what others would think of his activity. He personally married Mastani and she gave birth to his son Samsher. Soon all these became a great topic of gossip. The Brahmins got agitated. All the royal families felt that their pride were being hampered by Rau's activities. But on the other hand Rau was arrogant, he was not to be convinced to any conclusion for leaving Mastani even when requested by his own brother Appa.
I truly believe that Rau was a man of strong will and great personality. He was so high with his own pride that he considered his word to be the last.
He did not believe in any religious cliched systems of the Hindus. So he could easily accept the baiji as his wife- he never thought twice, which was unusual for a man of that time.
According to me the love story was well plotted but the story is a tragedy. Everything was correctly depicted but If the Bajirao was considered to be a man much ahead of his time then why did he even believe in polygamy. When he already had a lovely wife like Kashibai he should have been happy with his life instead he fell for another woman like any other royal men of that age. To me religion is not the factor but polygamy, it absolutely not so cool or anything chivalrous.
What kind of a man you are if you hurt your wife and go gaga with some other pretty woman only for her beauty? I found it rather stupid. This would have been okay with me if Rau didn't have a wife on the first place and married the dancer. That is all I have to say about this book. If anyone loves history or romance or believe in "Love is blind" things they are surely going to love it. There is no such interesting plot twist in this story, it goes plainly from the beginning till the end.
Thank you Pan Macmillan India for sending me a copy of this book for review: It allows us deeper insight into the events that propelled the prosperity of the Maratha Empire. Soon, a relationship blossoms between the two, much to the astonishment of others.
As Bajirao finds himself falling in love with Mastani, he is forced to face a society that is highly intolerant of intercaste relationships.
What is more, his loved ones too refuse to accept Mastani, thereby isolating Bajirao in his struggle. Rau mirrors the heartbreak and burden that follows suit with being titled the Peshwa. He is a willful, valiant and affectionate individual. Although he is quick tempered, he fights for what he believes in. It is rather sad that, for a Peshwa who gave his all to the society, he finds himself alone towards the end of his journey.
Secondly, Mastani is not the warrior princess as depicted in the movie. Rather, this novel highlights her demure and agreeable nature.
Thirdly, the novel presents to us the next generation and gives importance to the rest of the family. It was great to learn more about the family and how they were integral catalysts of events at that time.
The novel is not split into chapters, rather it is divided into four parts. Albeit this division is uncommon, it does not hamper the reading pace. I found the first few pages to be a tad bit slow. His strength is infectious and urges one to be firm about their beliefs even if the entire world is against it.
Originally written in Marathi, it is a moving tale about love, sacrifice and the irony of possessing power but losing out on the one thing that an individual cherishes the most. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to all who love historical accounts or simply want to glean more about Peshwa Bajirao and the Maratha Empire. This book is Translation of one of the greatest novels in Marathi language.
Peshwa Bajirao was a fearless leader and the one who loved his empire, who lead the empire to victories in numerous battles 41 to be more precise. He is one of three Generals in the History who has never lost a battle in his life. The book progress and one gets to know how Bajirao fell in love with Mastani, a mere singer and dancer. This was a very common thing back in those days,a minister of an empire having a mistress even when he was married.
But one gets to know the bond they share and Mastani was more than just a Mistress to Bajirao. Whole of Pune and his entire empire was against Bajirao for keeping a non Hindu mistress and trating her equally as he would treat his wife.
On the course Bajirao faces more consequences as his mother, brother and his beloved Kashi Kashibai, wife of Peshwa Bajirao , all close the door on his face without understanding his side. This book clearly depicts the story of two lovers, who face the hatred of whole world to be together.
This book is not just a love story, but a story of the courageous warrior that Peshwa Bajirao was, the loving Father and over caring Elder Brother and a dutiful Husband and Proud Son that he was. You should definitely read the book if you love reading Historic Fiction or even Romance in general. I was provided with a Review Copy of this Book in exchange of my honest opinion.
Jun 29, Piyusha Jadhav Mane rated it it was amazing.
The best book on Peshwai.. With details and emotions.. This novel provides us different accounts of war, politics and the life inside the famous Shaniwar Wada.
The major portion of the novel is devoted to the beautiful love story of Bajirao and Mastani. Bajirau who became the Peshwa after his father, Balaji Vishwanath , proved his mettle fighting numerous wars and being victorious in all of it. This b This novel provides us different accounts of war, politics and the life inside the famous Shaniwar Wada. This book brings out the other side of the Peshwa who dares to challenge the tradition and brings Mastani as her second wife to his haveli, the Powerful house of the Maratha empire.
When the mere name of Peshwa could give sleepless nights for enemies but his love towards Mastani provoked the ire of entire family. His devoted wife, Kashibai who followed him in every step of life shut her door on his face.