Bajirao and mastani true story
Mastani by Kusum ChoppraAfter watching the movie Bajirao Mastani I came to know about these personalities which led a curiosity in me to know about them and the obsession about mastani drove me to read this book. This book gave me thorough insight about the marathas lifestyle. I loved the way mastani has been portrayed in this book.
Which I really didnt like was the alternate story of mastanis death. How can nana sahib do shameful act which his family chose to ignore! Despite of mastani being a Hindu, why his son and grandsons are Muslims?
There are a lots of questions which will remain unanswered even after reading this book.
Historical Facts About "Bajirao Mastani"
Historians know very little about Mastani—or her relationship with Bajirao
Bajirao Mastani is a Indian epic historical romance film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali , who also composed its soundtrack. Based on the Marathi novel Raau by Nagnath S. Inamdar , Bajirao Mastani narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I — AD and his second wife or concubine ; some authorities did not consider the union legitimate , Mastani. Conceived as early as the s, Bhansali announced the film in but production was delayed several times due to its changing cast. Bajirao Mastani , a passion project for Bhansali, spent the next eleven years in development hell before being revived in Extensive research was done before moving into pre-production , which required the creation of twenty-two highly detailed sets, and numerous costumes and props to strengthen its opulence and high production value.
Bajirao was Peshwa in the Ashta Pradhan 8-minister council of Shahu. He is also known by the name Bajirao Ballal. Baji Rao is credited with expanding the Maratha Empire in India. Maratha empire reached its zenith later on under reign of Chhatrapati Shahu and Bajirao and he was one of the major contributors in expansion over the Indian subcontinent. In his military career spanning 20 years, Baji Rao never lost a battle. Bajirao was born into the Bhat family in Sinnar. Bajirao would often accompany his father on military campaigns.
Peshwa Bajirao I, the greatest leader of the Maratha empire after Shivaji, married Mastani, the daughter of Bundela king and an Iranian woman, in the face of family opposition, imprisonment, and crippling orthodoxy. Their story is fondly remembered in Marathi plays, television serials, novels and films that have taken various liberties with the characters. As Marathi historical films tend towards hagiography, erring on the far side of caution, these adaptations have never caused any stir. The matter has now gone to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis who has promised to look into the issue. Anuradha Sahasrabudhe, a social activist involved with the case. He did not have the time to eat or even cook his food and this is the kind of man who will stop to dance?
Were they real?
Not getting an equivalent status as that of Kashibai is one thing this was the reality but getting tortured to death just because of being a Muslim, is another thing totally shown in movie. She died as a Muslim getting buried instead of getting consigned to flames. While Kashibai showed motherly sympathy for the Muslim son of the Muslim queen, the movie showed that the Marathas were so cruel that they even snatched away a 6 year old child from her mother. Being a Muslim was not the sole reason why the courtiers hated Mastani, it may have been the primary reason but not the ONLY reason. Other interests.
Friday, 11 December Bajirao Mastani : The real story. The origin of Mastani is shrouded in obscurity. Tradition makes her the offspring of a Hindu father Probably Maharaja Chatrasal and a Muhammadan mother, but highly accomplished and trained in the cultivated arts of blandishment. Tarikh-i-Muhammadshasi mentions that. She always accompanied Bajirao in his campaigns and rode stirrup to stirrup with him. She was adept in music and gave public performances during the annual Ganapati celebration at the Peshwa's palace.