Shivaji Maharaj is the most worshipped person in Maharashtra. Every single household here knows Shivaji. He is the most respected and worshipped character.

Shivaji was born in the hill-fort of Shivneri, near the city of Junnar in Pune district on 6 April 1627 or 19 February 1630. Per legend, his mother named him Shivaji in honour of the goddess Shivai, to whom she had prayed for a healthy child. Shivaji was named after this local deity. Shivaji’s father Shahaji Bhonsle was a Maratha general who served the Deccan Sultanates. His mother was Jijabai, the daughter of Lakhujirao Jadhav of Sindkhed (Sindkhed Raja). At the time of Shivaji’s birth, the power in Deccan was shared by three Islamic sultanates: Bijapur, Ahmednagar, and Golconda. Shahaji often changed his loyalty between the Nizamshahi of Ahmadnagar, the Adilshah of Bijapur and the Mughals, but always kept his jagir at Pune and his small army with him.

Below is the list of 10 books on Shivaji Maharaj biography in Marathi.


1) Shriman Yogi (श्रीमान योगी)

This is a biographical novel on Shivaji Maharaj. This historical novel has created history in the world of literature and books. Shivaji was born as a Hindu but at such time when Hinduism was forgotten by the Hindus. In his novel Ranjit Desai pictures Shivaji from his birth rather he starts with the days prior to his birth. Before writing this novel Desai has searched history, he has not left any stone unturned while doing so.

Writing on Shivaji was a very difficult task. Shivaji had many qualities and the last 34 centuries have changed people’s view about him. They have become more possessive about him adding unnecessarily, and untruthfully to his qualities considering him a god. On this background it was very difficult to portray Shivaji as perfect as possible Desai had realised his responsiblity. He has pictured Shivaji metaculously in this novel. Desai has succeeded in highlighting Shivaji’s human nature. His base was that of a human. He valued all, respected every religion. He was an expert commander. He awakened the love for motherland in the sleeping mind, of people. He ignited their confidence. While describing this, Desai has brought many of Shivaji’s qualities into limelight. Shivaji was a noble king but he was a nobleman.

Author:  Ranjit Desai

Publisher: Mehta Publishing House Pune

Rs. 534.00 –  4.9 out of 5 stars (45) – Buy on Amazon
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2) Chawa (छावा)


Born to Shivaji and his first wife Saibai, Sambhaji was entrusted with carrying on the Maratha empire which Shivaji began. Born at Purandar fort,he was raised by his paternal grandmother Jijabai. Shivaji signed the Treaty of Purandar with the Mughals, and sent Sambhaji to live with Raja Jai Singh of Amber, as a political hostage. Sambhaji was raised as a Mughal sardarand served the Mughal court of Aurangzeb.

After Shivaji’s death, Sambhaji fought against his stepmother, Soyarabai Mohite, who had her son Rajaram crowned as the heir to the Maratha kingdom. Sambhaji escaped prison and formally ascended the throne on 20 July 1680. A brilliant tactician, Sambhaji was worthy of the throne of the Marathas, although his rule was short-lived. This book reveals his life story and showcases him for the ruler that he was.

Author:   Shivaji Sawant

Publisher: Mehta Publishing House Pune

Rs. 405.00 –  4.8 out of 5 stars (42) – Buy on Amazon
Rs. 430.00 –  4.3 out of 5 stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (42) – Buy on Flipkart


3) Udyojak Shivaji Maharaj (उद्योजक शिवजी महाराज)

Udyojak Shivaji Maharaj

Author:    Namdevrao Jadhav

Publisher: Rajmata Prakashan

Rs. 200.00 –  5.0 out of 5 stars (1) – Buy on Amazon


4) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ani Shivkaal – छत्रपति शिवजी महाराज आणि शिवकाल

Author:   Ganesh Raut

Publisher: Diamond Publications Pune

Rs. 124.00 –  Buy on Amazon


5) Shivaji The Managemant Guru

Shivaji The Managemant Guru

Courage , strength , mutsaddipanace second name is Shiv Chhatrapati king . Shivrana has been described so far in many forms ; However, this was the best manager sivajimaharaja , there Pvt . Namadevarava Jadhav has given them the book,Shivaji was responsible for the qualities to become a successful king , and the cardinal points of the efficient management and effective leadership , so they say . This points to put perceptions today . Planning , organayajhinga , brought the practice of the four principles of direktinga and controlling , if not difficult to manage .

Author:  Prof.Namdevrav Jadhav

Publisher: Rajamata Prakashan

Rs. 240.00 –  4.8 out of 5 stars (4) – Buy on Amazon
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6) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Author:  Dr. Girish Jakhotiya

Publisher: Saket Prakashan

Rs. 245.00  – Buy on Amazon
7) Shivaji Maharajanche Arthashastra – शिवजी महाराजांचे अर्थशास्त्र

Shivaji Maharajanche Arthashastra

Author:  Namdevrao Jadhav

Publisher: Rajmata Prakashan

Rs. 245.00  – Buy on Amazon


8) Shivraj Ani Shivakalin Sandarbh (शिवराज आणि शिवकालीन सन्दर्भ)

Rs. 130.00  – Buy on Amazon


9) Chatrpati Shivaji Maharaj (छत्रपति शिवजी महाराज)


Rs. 320.00 –  4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 out of 5 stars (7) – Buy on Flipkart


10) Shivchhatrapatinche Aarmar (शिवछत्रपतींचे आरमार)


Rs. 237.00 – Buy on Flipkart


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