Shivaji and the Idea of a “Hindu Nation”

No discussion on politics in Maharashtra can take place without a single reference to Shivaji Maharaj, the Maratha warrior king and the founder of the medieval ‘Maratha’ kingdom in the 17th century. In this episode of ‘The Present, Past and the Future’, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay discusses with historian Anirudh Deshpande various interpretations of Shivaji and how the ‘hindu’ narrative about Shivaji got established.