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Essay on “Shivaji – The Founder Of Hindu Empire” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Shivaji – The Founder Of Hindu Empire

Shivaji was the founder of Maratha Empire in India. He was the first Hindu to establish a Hindu empire after the Muslim rule.

Shivaji was born in 1627 at Poona. His father Shahji Bhonsle was a Jagirdar. He was a general in the service of the King of Bijapur.

Shivaji lived at Bijapur. The charge of Shivaji’s education fell in the hands of a Brahmin named Dadaji. His mother Jijaji Bai was a very pious lady. Shivaji got best qualities of his character from her nature. He could not learn how to read and write. But he became skilful in all sorts of     manly games. When he became young, he was master of riding and arts of war and fighting. Dadaji used to read to him the stories of the Ramayana and Mahabharta. Thus the fire of patriotism was kindled in him while he was quite young.

The stories of the acts of cruelty of Mughal kings upon the Hindus had a great influence upon him. He made up his mind free his country from the cruel hands of the Mughals.

With the help of his small army of hill men he began his work. He first took some forts and districts of Bijapur state. At last the King of Bijapur sent a general named Afzal Khan to arrest him. Afzal Khan tried to kill him in private meeting. But Shivaji was on his guard. He killed Afzal Khan tried to kill him in a private meeting. Bijapur army. The King of Bijapur made peace with him.

Now he began to quarrel with Aurangzeb. Aurangzeb sent Shaista Khan and other generals to arrest Shivaji. Shivaji formed a marriage party of his brave soldiers and attacked the house of Shista Khan. Shaista Khan escaped with the  loss of a finger.

After his release from Aurangzed’s prison he reached Rajghar. He started war against Mughal emperor. He got back the forts which he had given to Aurangzed. He then became the crowned king in 1674 at Rajghar. He died in 1690 at the age of sixty three.   

He was very hardy. He was painstaking. He had a wisdom of a statesman. He was truthful , kind and orthodox Hindu. He was a great patriot. He respected all religions. He had high regard for women of all castes. He always protected cows and Brahmins.

If he had lived few years more he would have made Hindus great again. India is proud of him.

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