Tryambak Shankar Shejwalkar

Tryambak Shankar Shejwalkar

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Tryambak Shankar Shejwalkar (त्र्यंबक शंकर शेजवलकर) (May 25, 1895 - November 28, 1963) was an award-winning [ [ Award presented to Shejwalkar in 1968] ] Indian author and historian.

Professional history

Shejwalkar was a historian and essayist who primarily wrote in the Marathi language, and was the founder-editor of now defunct Marathi periodical "Pragati" (1929-1932). Shejwalkar was also the Reader of Maratha History at Deccan College from 1939-1955. Shejwalkar's topics included historical, sociological and contemporary issues ranging from Vijayanagara Empire to Mahatma Gandhi, Marathi speaking poet-saints to decay of Brahminism and the work of Arnold J. Toynbee.


Shejwalkar wrote essays on life and work of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Mahadev Govind Ranade, Kashinath Trimbak Telang, Swami Vivekananda, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar, Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade and Shridhar Venkatesh Ketkar.

He also wrote about Shivaji's life, work that remains unfinished due to his death.

Battle of Panipat

Shejwalkar was the first historian to study the Third Battle of Panipat in great detail, personally traveling to all places relevant to the battle. He argues that the battle was fought to save the Mughal Empire and that the Marathas were sacrificed for the cause of Timur's successors. He further argues that if Jawaharlal Nehru had shown willingness for similar sacrifice, India may not have been divided in 1947. Shejwalkar points out that the greatest valour in the battle was shown by Ibrahim Khan Gardi's infantry and artillery division which was manned by the low caste South Indian Hindu and Muslim Telangis.


* "Tryambak Shankar Shejwalkar- Nivadak Lekhsangrah" by T S Shejwalkar (collection- H V Mote, Introduction- G D Khanolkar) 1977
* Panipat 1761: Deccan College Publication, Pune 1946
* Nagpur Affairs, Part I: Deccan College Publication, Pune 1954
* Nagpur Affairs, Part II: Deccan College Publication, Pune 1959
* Panipat 1761 (Marathi) : Joshi Ani Lokhande Prakashan, Pune, 1961


External links

* [ Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute]
* [ Most Books of Shejwalkar]
* [ Commentary on some of Shejwalkar's work]

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