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Shivaji Maharaj: Growth of a Symbol
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 34, No. 19 (May 8-14, 1999), pp. 1126-1134
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4407933
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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the image of Shivaji assumed a central position in movements of self-assertion and identity formation. Phule's interpretations of Shivaji was that of a non-brahman king; Tilak's of a champion of Hinduism. Shivaji always represented resistance - sometimes to foreign rule, at others to Muslim rulers. Shivaji's many images were reactions and responses to the establishment of colonialism in western India.
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