Sivaji Bhonsle (also written as Shivaji) lived from 1627 to 1680, and led the Maratha people against the rule of the Mughals, establishing his capital at Pune. He is often referred to as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the titles translating approximately as the overarching ruler and great king.
James Laine, Shivaji And Freedom Of Speech
Manu Bhagavan on the ideologies behind the attacks on James Laine, for permitting material alleged to be disrespectful of Shivaji to appear in his book.
Shivaji and the Marathas
Some key topics are missing and awaiting completion but there are a few useful articles.
Christian Science Monitor: How a US historian sparked calls for his arrest
"Laine is the latest in a long string of authors to meet the violent face of political correctness in India." (March 29, 2004)