Genealogies of historical families based on reliable evidence is an important tool of history. Aitihasik Gharanyanchya Vanshawali book contains the genealogies of Mughal, Adilshah, Qutbshah, Nizamshah sultans, Kadamba, Shilahar, Vijayanagar emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Peshwas and so on. Hence the genealogy of historical families is an important source of history for history researchers, scholars and history lovers. This book is edited by history researcher Mahesh Tendulkar. This book contains Genealogies of 313 historical families.
The number of forts in Goa state are less than that of the forts in Maharashtra. The geographical location, political importance and fortifications are noteworthy of these forts. They are located along the blue sea, some are built on headlands and some are built on the banks of rivers. All the forts that survive today are fine examples of Portuguese fort architecture. The low ramparts, the slightly sloping triangular shaped towers, the bartizans at the ends of the towers and the cannons are all the glory of the fort. Therefore, the book Govyatil Kille written by history researcher Mahesh Tendulkar should be in the collection of fort lovers. The Marathi English Portuguese mini dictionary given at the end of the book deals with fort terms.
History is hidden in legends. But keeping in mind that the whole story is not history, it is definitely interesting to read. From this, how the villages got their names, the characteristics of different people, their creativity and many other things are well understood. Therefore, the book Itihasatil 125 Akhyayika written by Mahesh Tendulkar on a different subject will be appreciated by readers.
Maharashtra is known as the state of forts. Today thousands of people visit the forts of Maharashtra, experience the thrilling history there and return home with the memory of Shivaji Maharaj and other warriors. History researcher Mahesh Tendulkar has written the book Killa Kasa Pahava i.e. How to see the fort with the purpose of providing reliable information about the various structures, constructions, religious places, sculptures, inscriptions, water system, etc. on the forts. This book has tried to widen the scope of the reader’s thinking by giving different references and examples from history.
Chimaji Appa, the younger brother of Bajirao Peshwa started the famous Vasai battle in March 1737, and it ended in victory for the Marathas after 26 months, on 12 May 1739, when they captured the seemingly unconquerable fort of Bassein.
During this time the Marathas confiscated huge bells from the Portuguese churches. They were mesmerized by the huge size and melodious sound of these bells. Later, the Marathas offered these bells to the temples of their favourite deities, as war trophies.
Author Mahesh Tendulkar in this Portuguese Bells In Hindu Temples book tells you about these bells from the Portuguese churches, their size, their melodious sound, and how they were different from the locally made bells in the Hindu temples.