Babasaheb Purandare – UPSC Prelims

Babasaheb Purandare
  • Babasaheb Purandare was a celebrated historian, author, and theatre personality. He was famous for his work on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • The author started writing tales related to the period of Shivaji’s reign at a very young age, which was later compiled into the book titled, ‘Thinagya’. His other renowned books include Raja Shiva Chatrapati and Kesari.
  • He also directed ‘Jaanta Raja’, which is a popular play on Chhatrapati’s life.
  • Why in news? The Prime Minister paid tributes to Babasaheb Purandare for his contribution in connecting coming generations to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.