Shivaji is a well-known hero in western India. He defied Mughal power in the seventeenth century, established an independent kingdom, and. The publication of Laine’s book, Shivaji: Hindu King in the Bombay High Court, James Laine apologised for. India News: The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Bombay HC to lift the ban on the book by US author James Laine, which.

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All hurdles on the publication and circulation of controversial book — ” Shivaji – The Hindu King in Muslim India”, came to an end with the Supreme Court today refusing the plea of Maharashtra government to ban it.

March External links: He argues that this relationship involved a variety of compromises and strategies, from conflict to accommodation to nuanced collaboration. It has been withdrawn from the Indian market and banned in Maharashtra, while a scholar was assaulted and the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune ransacked just because of mentions in Laine’s acknowledgements.

Though too slender to be entirely self-contained, it includes enough background to be accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of modern Indian history. Let’s work together to keep the conversation civil.

James Laine

In the process, he paints a new and more complex picture of Hindu-Muslim relations from the seventeenth century to the present. In Julythe Supreme Court of India upheld the lifting of ban, [5] [6] which was followed by public demonstrations against the author and the decision.

These have become entwined with the construction of Maharahstrian, Hindu, and Indian identities, and Laine begins with these, and with the risks of attributing anachronistic self-identifications to Shivaji. Featured Today In Travel. Looking at “cracks in the narrative”, Laine explores the things left out of traditional stories — and what these absences show about the concerns of those who produced them. Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community.


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Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India (James Laine) – review

In addition, Laine makes valuable observations about the precolonial history of ‘Hinduism'”– Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Faculty page at Macalester College: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Supreme Court lifts ban on James Laine’s book on Shivaji. Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. The legends of his life have become an epic story that everyone in western India knows, and an important part of the Hindu nationalists’ ideology. Though brief, it makes a significant contribution to the study of Indian history and religious studies.

Fasching, and Todd T. The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Bombay HC to lift the ban on the book by US author James Laine, which, according to the Maharashtra government, contained material promoting social enmity. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. James Laine is the Arnold H. Lakne from ” https: Neither Muslims nor Hindus formed clearly defined communities, says Laine, and they did not relate to each other as opposed monolithic groups.

Views Read Edit View history. Filing a petition in the Bombay High CourtJames Shifaji apologised for an offending paragraph on page 93 of sivaji book.


Supreme Court lifts ban on James Laine’s book on Shivaji | India News – Times of India

He defied Mughal power in the seventeenth century, established an independent kingdom, and had himself crowned in an orthodox Hindu ceremony. In Schmalz, Matthew N. Ranade wedded ajmes story to bhakti “devotion”.

jamess Login from existing account Facebook Google Email. Retrieved 27 September The publisher Oxford Printing Press promised to delete the paragraph on all future editions of the book worldwide, [4] following which the court lifted the ban in Shivaji is undeniably a scholarly work, however, ehivaji few of Laine’s critics have engaged with its actual content.

The state government had approached the apex court after the High Court had in lifted the ban on the book on the petition filed by advocate Sanghraj Rupawate, documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and social activist Kunda Pramila.

The publication of Laine’s book, Shivaji: By studying the evolution of the Shivaji legend, Laine demonstrates, we can trace the development of such constructions in both pre-British and post-colonial periods. Laine is an American academic and writer notable for his controversial book on the 17th-century Indian king, Shivaji titled, Shivaji: Keluskar downplayed his connection with the saints and emphasized his appeal to followers lajne every caste, Lokmanya Tilak used him to support opposition to British rule, and M.

In the second half of the 17th century, Shivaji rose from a minor chieftain to an independent king, founding the Maratha kingdom.