A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Exhibition 1st to 15th March at Ravinra Natya Mandir.

15 11 2007

The Next exhibition A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj which will be organised at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi and HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVISHANKAR will be inaugurating.

The exhibition will be an inquisitive and exploring miniature paintings of Shivaji and his times with Historicity as well as documentation from travellers of his times and sources of his times.
The Exhibition A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a mix of History and Art blended to bring in a different angle for the man Shivaji who has changed the way we think and act. It will portray the Shivaji factor or the proactive and Do it now factors as well as his statesmanship and architectural as well as Naval and leadership qualities besides the various visions he had for the country and his subjects.

From 1st to 15th March at Ravinra Natya Mandir.

Near Siddhivinayak Mandir
Sayani Marg
PrabhadeviMumbai – 400028

A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

This exhibition will show the unique place of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the history of India, at a time when Hindus were experiencing great oppression and humiliation : their temples were being broken, and they were being discriminated against in various forms, such as in the matter of charging custom duties, restrictions on their fairs and festivals, their dismissal from government posts, large-scale conversions as a part of openly declared policy of the Mughal State, imposition of the religious tax Jiziya for being a Hindu, and these discriminatory acts were going almost unchallenged though the Hindus formed more than bout 80% of the country.

Shivaji, who was endowed with talents of the highest order and a clear vision, was the only one who stood-up to the injustice. He had also an inspiring and endearing personality which spontaneously commanded respect, loyalty and the highest sacrifices from his devoted soldiery and peasants.

This exhibition is relevant today because Shivaji embodied all the qualities that politicians should possess today, but do not have: he was just, firm and stood for the weak; he was an honest and able administrator; he confronted the enemy and was not cowed into submission; he was devoted to Mother India who appeared to him as Bhavani; he was ruthless with his enemies, but spared women, children and his own people ; he would go to both Muslim and Hindu saints and endowed mosques as well as temples.

This wonderful exhibition on India’s eternal hero is brought to Mumbai by FACT, an organization, which is non-political, non-religious and non-affiliated to any group. Let the spirit of Shivaji float on India again and deliver her from her present enemies.