It was a habit of sivaji's to go to no ceremony, nor return from any, without saluting his mother.
"This savours of a threat, sir," said sivaji, with flashing eyes.
He was never seen in the camp, but, with sivaji's envoys, put up in villages near where the force might halt.
"No matter who I am—I am authorized to speak," replied sivaji.
How could I, a poor seller of ganja and bhung, have dreamed such things of Tannajee and sivaji?
Where, then, were the armies which sivaji was said to possess?
Meanwhile, the programme of a meeting had been arranged by the agents between the Khan and sivaji.
I will brook it from no one, not even from sivaji Bhslay himself!
sivaji and his fighting officers were Mahrattas of humble caste, but his ministers were Brahmans.
sivaji was the son of a distinguished soldier named Shahji, in the service of the King of Bijapur.