Philosophy of Science, Religion and Spirituality presentation
1. BIOGRAPHY CHOSEN : Itihaskaar V. K. Rajwade
NAME OF THE STUDENT : Nishu Singh
ROLL CALL OF THE STUDENT : PC-46
2. Rajwade's grandfather was the Killedar of fort Lohagad in the
province of Pune. He was born in Varsai village, in Raigad
district, Maharashtra. His father died while he was a child and
from then he was brought up by his uncle at Vadgaon near
Pune. He matriculated in January 1882 and graduated in 1890
from Deccan College, Pune. Rajwade married after graduating
college but his wife died young. In 1895 he started a Marathi
magazine called Bhashantar (meaning ‘translation’) by writing
articles and delivering speeches he also started educating
Marathi people on several subjects like history of Marathas,
history of world, history of Marathi literature, grammar of
Marathi and Sanskrit languages. In 1910, he founded Bharat
Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal at Pune and kept all his works and
historical papers gathered by him in the custody of the
After his sudden death in 1926, ‘Rajwade Sanshodhak Mandal’
was founded at Dhule and his works and collection of his later
life was kept there. Both institutions have been contributing in
the field of history and culture of India to this date.
His contribution to historiography is immense.
(I) He was the first one to conduct research in the villages of
Maharashtra to record their history.
(II) He collected many sources of history all across India and
(III) He was a commentator of world history and worked in
the field for a long time.
5. Learnings from the character chosen:
○ We should never give up even in the face of adversity.
○ Follow your work if you’re passionate about it.
○ Happiness lies in the contribution towards
Vishwanath Kashinath Rajwade, popularly known as
Itihasacharya Rajwade, was a historian, scholar, writer,
commentator, and orator from Varsai village, in Raigad
He matriculated in January 1882 and graduated in 1890
from Deccan College, Pune In 1910, he founded Bharat Itihas
Sanshodhak Mandal at Pune.
He wrote : History of Marathas, Biography of Shahaji,
Historical Prefaces, History of Indian matrimony & many
He went to almost all villages in Maharashtra, and all around
India to collect Sanskrit Manuscripts and papers containing
information about Marathas, which were later on compiled
After his sudden death in 1926, ‘Rajwade
Sanshodhak Mandal’ was founded at Dhule and his works
and collection of his later life were kept there.