This is a comprehensive and objective biographical study of the brave Maratha leader by Colonel R. D. Palsokar. Victorious in war, Shivaji was also an outstanding general and an efficient civil administrator. His private life was marked by high standards of morality and religious patriotism. This book provides a powerful critical analysis of Shivaji’s strategic tactics of guerrilla warfare and the judicious principles implemented in battle. It examines the greatness of his political and military genius highlighting his personal instinct and unfailing insight into the character of others which attributed to his success..