Sambhaji by Vishwas Patil is a historical account of Sambhaji, known as the young King, with the title of the Second Maratha Chhatrapati. Sambhaji's father the great Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj, who waged a constant war against the Mughals for an incredible eight uninterrupted years, never let the Mughal forces invade even a single Maratha fort or warship. Sambahji became the ruler at his father's death. His reign was mainly shaped by the continuing battles between the Mughal Empire and the Maratha kingdom and other adjoining powers like the Mysore, Siddis, and Portuguese Goa. Eventually, the Mughals captured Sambhaji and then cruelly tortured him before executing him.
Sambhaji's behavior, his alleged irresponsibility as also addiction to sensual pleasures made Shivaji imprison him at the Fort Panhala 1678, in order to control his unruly behavior. Sambhaji duly escaped and taking his wife with him defected to the Mughals and after a year went back home quite unrepentant. He was again imprisoned in the same fort as before.
In spite of all this Sambhaji died a heroic death when he was only 32 years old. The author says that his name was maligned for the past 325 years. He was very intelligent, brave, a great thinker with a poetic mind, and was really concerned about the welfare of his people, although all these good qualities were disregarded and he was constantly looked upon with suspicion. However, whatever the faults accrued to him, Sambhaji was a unique personality and his story is equally impressive, spectacular, breath-taking, and stormy.
Other bestsellers from the author are Not Gone With The Wind, Mahanayak (Sampadit Aavrutti). You can buy this product online. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN number of ISBN-10: 8177666517 ISBN-13: 978-8177666519.