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  • राऊ
  • N.S. Inamdar
  • Marathi
  • 23 August 2019

About the Author: N.S. Inamdar

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  1. Ashish Iyer Ashish Iyer says:

    Excellent book literally taking you to the Bajirao era. The depiction of history is emaculate. It is really an amazing book which explores the historical love story of Bajirao Peshwa and Mastani. As I lived in Pune for 2 years i found those places relateable. I was literally living in their world . Most people in Maharashtra and even more outside the state are unaware of this beautiful story.
    It also tells you a lot about the great Bajirao. Not many are aware of his exploits.

    It is quite a good pick if you are having a first time sneak-peek into the Marathi history. A far more better choice than the film. Book reveals a lot more details other than just the love-story; history is accurately portrayed to a great extent with humane characters with all their vices and virtues.

    The Peshwa defies his orthodox Brahmin heritage, declaring his love openly for the half-Muslim dancer, in the face of fierce opposition. A man way ahead of his time, Bajirao causes outrage when he marries Mastani, bringing her into home as his second wife. When he sees Mastani for the first time, her beauty and delicacy takes him off his foot and slowly and unknowingly he falls in love with Mastani. They break the boundary between religion and status and found a love which makes all the kingdom shake with protests. This book is more than just a love story, it also how Bajirao become Peshwa and win those battles.

    And Yes this book is way better than Movie. Glad i read this book. A compelling book. Do read it.

  2. Makarand Makarand says:

    Before I picked up this book to read, I did not know that this is an important literary work in Marathi historic fiction. [This is based on real people and real events in history of course but it is a dramatized/ imagined retelling and hence I am tagging it as fiction.] I knew precious little about the main character of this book, Bajirao Peshawe, who was the prime minister of the Maratha empire in the 17th century.

    This book struck a chord on several counts. First and foremost, the amazing amount of detail in the book. The book shows rather than tells and it succeeds in painting a vivid picture of the places and palaces that the events of this book primarily occur in. Second, the story itself is so powerful, the characters so well-developed, and the conflicts and dilemmas built up so masterfully that they set a dramatic stage for events in the lives of the main characters.

    At the heart of it, this story is just a simple love story. It is complicated by the fact that Bajirao was a high-ranking officer, and his paramour, Mastani, an ordinary courtesan/ artist. Another small complication, Bajirao was already married. Small, because the book tells us that it was not uncommon for princes and officers to have multiple love interests at the time. Indeed Bajirao's father had sired a child from such an affair. However, the conflict perhaps escalated the way it did because Bajirao was very successful, was of a high-caste (a Brahman) and lived in very conservative times. That, and the fact that he wanted to give Mastani and her children the same stature as that of his married wife and children.

    The books does great justice to characters who oppose the unfolding of the love story as well. You understand their pain and point of view within the confines of their environment and times. Bajirao is painted as a flawed figure for his time despite his stellar achievements, but when he says that people enjoyed all the good that came from his actions but none gave him the latitude to lead his life as per his wishes, you totally understand the great tragedy that befell this great Maratha warrior.

  3. Literary Literary says:


    'My eyes, they rain all the time
    My eyes, they rain all the time
    Till I see him in mine'
    When Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa, feared by even the mighty Mughals, hears the exquisite Mastani sing, the passion that sparks between them grows quickly into a raging fire.
    The Peshwa defies his orthodox Brahmin heritage, declaring his love openly for the half-Muslim dancer, in the face of fierce opposition. A man way ahead of his time, Bajirao causes outrage when he marries Mastani, bringing her into home as his second wife.
    Me, having not seen the movie Bajirao Mastani till date was very much excited on hearing about the Marathi book being translated in English by Vikrant Pande under the publishing house @panmacmillanindia. Am very grateful to them for sending me an ARC.
    About the book, I am always attracted to Indian history and it's historic fictions because of the mystery they possess. The storyline creates such a mysterious, romantic and toxic atmosphere that one cannot help but read through the pages without much stops. The Bajirao as portraited by the author is so gallant, proud that success seems to touch his feet. He is known to be very romantic and one who does not hesitate to take action when it comes in his mind.
    When he sees Mastani for the first time, her beauty and delicacy takes him off his foot and slowly and unknowingly he falls in love with Mastani... They break the boundary between religion and status and found a love which makes all the kingdom shake with protests.
    A tale of love so strong which can never be forgotten and will always remain immortal in the minds of all INDIAN... a tale which point out that there should be no barrier between religion or cast, that love sees none of this at all.

  4. Vijay Rayasam Vijay Rayasam says:

    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 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.

  5. Sahil Pradhan Sahil Pradhan says:

    N.S. Inamdar does a beautiful job of bringing alive a distant and dramatic past and peopling it with heroes and heroines that will intrigue, surprise and delight the readers – and stay with them long after they’ve finished reading. Perfect tapestry intricately is woven with threads of history and fiction. Imaginative, intriguing and intense.

    Bajirao and Mastani’s love story is widely known in Maharashtra. Peshwa Bajirao I, the greatest leader of the Maratha empire after Shivaji, married Mastani, the daughter of Bundela king and an Iranian woman, in the face of family opposition, imprisonment and crippling orthodoxy.

    Their story is fondly remembered in Marathi plays, television serials, novels and films that have taken various liberties with the characters.

    The Peshwas were hereditary prime ministers of the Maratha empire who had power commensurate with that of the rulers. Though Bajirao himself made administrative decisions and led the Maratha army in battle well beyond the Narmada, he was still subordinate to Shahu Maharaj, the grandson of Shivaji and ruler of the Maratha empire.

    Mastani was the daughter of Maharaja Chhatrasal, a Bundela Rajput who founded the state of Panna in Bundelkhand, and his Persian wife Ruhaani Bai. She and her father were followers of the Pranami sect, a Bhakti sampraday that does not distinguish between caste or religion.

    Chhatrasal offered Mastani to Bajirao as a wife along with a third of his revenue after Bajirao helped him to defeat an invading Mughal chieftain from Allahabad around 1727.

    Inamdar’s historical novel gives us a cast of unforgettable characters, caught up in the tide of history, each in search of a place of safety. It is at once a love story and a provocation, an emotional embrace and a decisive demonstration. It is told in a whisper, with a shout, with tears, and with a laugh. Its heroes, both present and departed, human as well as animal, have been broken by the world we live in and then mended by love. And for this reason, they will never surrender.

    Caught in the tide of history, they float through political planning, revenge, powerplay, castism, religious discrimination and many more.

    Bajirao was a Chitpavan Brahmin, a clan with a reputation for orthodoxy. Bajirao married an outsider, and worse, someone with a Muslim mother. A likely complication, said Palande-Datar, was that Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai came from a family of Chitpavan Brahmin moneylenders who were the chief funders of the Maratha empire. Bajirao did not have absolute power. Had his in-laws exercised their clout with the Maratha emperor Shahu Maharaj or with other sardars of the empire, his position as prime minister might no longer have been secure.

    Although his family did not accept their relationship, Bajirao evidently fought great social sanctions and political peril to stay with Mastani, and protected her from political reprisal until his death.

    Whatever their relationship, Bajirao prevailed. Mastani stayed for some time with him in his palace in Shanivarwada in Pune. Later, he shifted her to another palace in Kothrud. His family continued to object. At one point, when Bajirao was away at war, his family confined Mastani to a part of his palace. Nor did they allow Mastani’s son with Bajirao to be raised as a Hindu. As Mastani’s mother was a Muslim, they insisted that her son be raised as one as well.

    Bajirao died in battle in 1740. Mastani died soon after in unknown circumstances. After their death, Kashibai took in and raised their son Shamsher.

    Rau tells a shattered story, magnificently, without ever trying to make it whole. The scope of the book, its peerless prose, and unique, formal inventiveness make this novel new, in the original meaning of the novel. A work of extraordinary intricacy and grace. A rangy and roving novel of multiple voices; an intimate picture of a diverse cast of characters…We see in detail not only their everyday lives but also their beliefs, and the contexts that inform their actions…

    Everything is alive in Rau, from emotions to people to the country itself. It is this aliveness of every human as well as every animal and thing that makes this novel so remarkable. Rau is the ultimate love letter to the richness and complexity of India—and the world—in all its hurly-burly, glorious, and threatened heterogeneity. Inamdar is a treasure of India and of the world.

  6. Madhulika Liddle Madhulika Liddle says:

    On an average, by the time I’m halfway through a book, I’m already pretty clear about what rating it’s going to get from me. With NS Inamdar’s Rau: The Great Love Story of Bajirao Mastani (translated from Marathi by Vikrant Pande), by the midway mark, I was thinking: This is just about okay. No more than two stars. 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, wasn’t really being utterly engrossing. It was plodding on, switching between the Peshwa’s many campaigns, to his relations with his family—his wife Kashibai, his brother and assistant Chimaji Appa, his young son Nanasaheb, his matriarch mother Radhabai—to his subordinates and sardars, to Mastani, now and then.

    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. Come on, you’re having an affair with another woman, you’ve even had a child with her, and you don’t think your wife and son and mother have any reason to disapprove? That is selfishness and sheer insensitivity. Also, to some extent, stupidity: Rau’s absolute refusal to entertain any anti-Mastani views, and Mastani’s bovine attempts to suck up to his family, struck me as rather dumb.

    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. On a related note, it’s odd that Mastani, despite being referred to again and again as the ‘Musaalmaan’, is shown praying to a tulsi plant and to Krishna, performing an aarti, and doing other things no monotheistic and religious woman would do of her own accord.

    Fourthly, the translation. Vikrant Pande’s language is at times stilted, sometimes outright incorrect (“seeing that Bajirao had slept off”, “Getting too big for your shoes”, etc).

    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. For the rest, it’s still two stars.

  7. NITIN NITIN says:

    Completely disappointed after reading this book. the book didn't tell anything about childhood of Bajirao Peshwa. 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. are absent in this book. After reading this book one can only understood that , at the time of Bajirao Peshwa, MARATHA EMPIRE was at its heighest point. and the Bajirao Peshawa was the strongest warrior in whole Hindustan. 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.

  8. Vedant Udgirkar Vedant Udgirkar says:

    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.

  9. Pavankumār DH Pavankumār DH says:

    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. The most important campaign of the book is devoted to Peshwa’s march towards Delhi to confront Mughals to fulfill the promise once made by Chatrapati.

    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. His younger brother, Chimaji Appa who followed Peshwa like a shadow made all attempts to separate them. Radhabai, the Peshwa’s mother, for whom family principles are of utmost important, turned against Bajirau. The love towards the Peshwa gives Mastani , the power to digest the social wrath and insults.

    My respect towards Bajirau has increased immensely after reading this book.

    Coming to the film made by Bansali, Bajirau Mastani,
    Kashibai and Mastani never met each other and forget about dancing. The royal family was prohibited to dance in front of the court/people. The Pinga shows them dancing together. How come a person who was very angry on Mastani for taking the love shared by his Swami could merrily dance? Bansali knows very well about
    the formulae of bollywood.

    To know that face of the Peshwa which gave sleepless nights to enemies, you should read Uday Kulkarni’s The Era of Baji Rao
    http://www.amazon.in/Era-Baji-rao-Uda...

  10. Sadashiv Patil Sadashiv Patil says:

    sadashiv patil
    i am happy bcase very interesting chemistry betwen bajirao n mastani in this marathi novel painted by inamdar.raje shivaji n sambhaji after were no any wish person survive to marathi rayat.but bajirao ran in those battle n support them.once time cruel delhi was using notoriouse works with our citizens.bt bajirao was cuted his nose aheade of her.bt there did'nt do any action against marathas.

    concept of beautifull in mastani
    n
    in bravery without bajirao

    nothing good like.
    jai hind

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