Author Girish Kuber’s rudeness is revealed on the cover of the book ‘Renaissance State’. Shivaraya’s sword was used to destroy the wicked, to challenge the Mughal sultanate, to protect the very poor, and to raise it to the sky. But In this cover Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s sword is shown leaning on the ground. It’s shameful. I think This is done consciously by Author. Many may not realize this but I am also an artist and writer so I can identify the mentality behind a picture.
Mr.Kuber, being the editor of a famous News paper does not mean that you have wisdom. If you have In any case, in the absence of any strong evidence, you would not have been so arrogant as to write a false text in the book, ‘Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj murdered Soyara Maharani Saheb’. Your writings on other topics may be famous and so on, you may have made many headlines but in this book you have given wrong information.
Originally very few English books have already been printed on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. It was thought that Girish Kuber’s book in English would help English readers to understand the history of their king. But taking advantage of the fame of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s name, you painted a different picture. Hey, our Marathi people already reads less English literature. There was some hope when we heard that Kuber’s scholarly book was published but you did not just get confused, but you cheated.
We have no objection to the other texts in this book. There may be some good things in it, but as a devotee of Chatrapati sambhaji Maharaj, we will never tolerate the false accusation of motherhood against Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. Mr.Kuber should publish a new edition excluding controversial parts from his book & There is disrespectfully mention of both Maharajas of Swarajya in the whole book, one should try to write ‘Chhatrapati’ before their names otherwise, the same writing that made you a hero will make you a villain.
Date : 24 may 2021