National Conference on
"Relevance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 21st Century"


Organized By
Defense and Strategic Studies &
Department of Communication & Journalism
Savitribai Phule Pune University Year - 2024

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Conference Dates : 13th-14th August , 2024.



Introduction

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is one of the greatest kings and warriors in India. He fought the mighty enemies and founded ‘Hindavi Swarajya’ in parts of Maharashtra. He coronated himself on 6th June 1674 at the Raigad fort, this changed the course of history and instilled confidence in the people across India to fight the oppressive rulers. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s life and mission have inspired many generations of Indians till date and definitely it stimulates the sense of togetherness with a goaled vision. Such an history stands a bacon to be considered as the birth of Indian Nationalism. On the 350th anniversary year of the coronation ceremony, it will be treasured to document the legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj across different regions in India from multiple perspectives. This multilingual and multidisciplinary national conference aims to highlight the ‘Relevance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the 21st Century’

Significance of the conference

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is always considered to have a visionary approach towards maritime expansion, management, ability to lead demonstrated through the numerous forts he built that still stand proudly today. Such an approach calls for a detailed in-depth study of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s work and its significance in all fields of life. Hence the purpose of this conference is to map and evaluate long lasting imprint and significance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s life and work across India in different regions and sectors. He was not simply a grand warrior, military strategist and builder of mode rn Indian navy. He provided the values of nationalism, welfare state, modern democracy and much more to all the subsequent generations in India. Memories of his valor and ‘Swaraj’ was a guiding force in the national freedom struggle. We believe that the legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj should be studied and presented before the world through interdisciplinary approach. This conference is a humble effort to reflect upon his contribution in history, politics, public administration, social reforms, military and naval strategy, economy, revival of Indian languages, etc

About Conference

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was founder of the ‘Hindavi Swarajya’, which was later expanded as the Maratha empire. His coronation ceremony is considered as an epoch making and transformative event in the Indian history. To commemorate this in 350th anniversary year of ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Coronation’ – Department of Defense and Strategic Studies and Department of Communication and Journalism, Savitribai Phule Pune University along with Chhatrapati Shivaji Chair in SPPU and Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal propose to organize a multilingual, multi-disciplinary national conference on Tuesday, 13 August and Wednesday, 14 August 2024 in Pune, Maharashtra.

Relevance for organizing the conference

Savitribai Phule Pune University has earlier organized a national conference on the history of Marathas on the occasion of 300th anniversary year of the coronation ceremony on 7th to 9th November 1974. Fifty years after it will be fruitful to revisit the impact of this epoch-making event on India

Conference approach

The conference would encourage a multilingual and multi-disciplinary approach reflecting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s contribution in different sectors and regions of India. As such the researchers may present their paper in English, Hindi or Marathi. If possible, research papers from other Indian languages may also be accepted. We look forward to insightful and meaningful reflections across all the regions of India.

Proposed Venue

SPPU Campus – Saint Dnyaneshwar Hall and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hall for opening and valedictory programs or another suitable halls within the University campus. The conference shall have paper presentation running as parallel sessions considering the vast scope of theme selection.

Organizers

  1. Department of Defense and Strategic Studies
  2. Department of Communication and Journalism
  3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Chair in SPPU
  4. Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, Pune
  5. Dr. Shripati Shastri Research Institute in Social Sciences, Pune

Co-organizers or Knowledge Partners

Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Shri Shivaji Raigad Smarak Mandal, Maratha Samrajya Abhyas Kendra (SPPU)


Chief Patrons

Dr. Suresh Gosavi,
Honorable Vice Chancellor,
SPPU
Dr. Pramod Pande,
Vice Chancellor, Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute
Dr. Parag Kalkar,
Honorable Pro-Vice Chancellor, SPPU
Prof. Dr. Prasad Joshi,
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute


Shri. Ravindra Shinganapurkar,
Chancellor’s nominee, Management Council, SPPU
Dr. Vijay Khare
Officiating Registrar & Head,
Dept. of Defense and Strategic Studies
Dr. Rajendra Vikhepatil,
Chairman, Amrutmahotsav Samitee and Honorable Member, Management Council, SPPU


Proposed Organizing Committee

  1. Dr. Dhondiram Pawar, Honorable Member, Management Council, SPPU
  2. Smt. Bageshri Manthalkar, Honorable Member, Management Council, SPPU
  3. Lt. Gen. Sudarshan Hasabnis, Chairperson, Chhatrapati Shivaji Chair
  4. Dr. Sanjay Vishnu Tambat, Head, Dept of Communication and Journalism
  5. Shri. Pandurang Balkavade, Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal
  6. Shri. Prasenjit Phadanvis (Honorable Member, Senate, SPPU)
  7. Dr. Neeta Mohite (Honorable Member, Senate, SPPU)
  8. Shri. Krushna Bhandalkar, (Honorable Member, Senate, SPPU)
  9. Shantanu Lamdhade (Honorable Member, Senate, SPPU)
  10. Prof. Dr. Ganesh Raut (H. V. Desai College, Pune)




Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite papers for the conference celebrating the 350th anniversary year of the coronation ceremony of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj across different regions in India from multiple perspectives. This multilingual and multidisciplinary national conference aims to highlight the ‘Relevance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the 21st Century’.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj a gigantic figure in the Indian history whose legacy continues to inspire and resonate millions of individuals even today. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s coronation on the 6th June 1674 at the Raigad fort, marked not only the establishment of the Maratha Empire but also the dawn of a new era. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s relentless pursuit of freedom, resilience, valor and dignity extends far beyond the annals of history.
Through this conference we aim to explore the enduring legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by multidisciplinary lens, discovering his contribution in history, politics, public administration, social reforms, military and naval strategy, economy, revival of Indian languages, etc. Hence the legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj should be studied and presented before the world through interdisciplinary approach that would draw inspiration and insight.
By critically engaging with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s life achievements, and enduring impact, we seek not only to honour his memory but also to aim to draw inspiration and insights from the enriched collective journey towards a more just, equitable, and harmonious future.


Potential themes and topics for call for paper:

  1. Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and its reflection in contemporary India
  2. Rise against the Foreign Yoke: Inspiration from ‘Hindavi Swarajya’
  3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Bhakti movement and Saint literature
  4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Indian nationalism
  5. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as a strategic leader (Military tactics & strategies, indigenous defense production, foundation of a modern Indian navy, etc.)
  6. Multi-sectoral Socio-Cultural Revival of India during ‘Hindavi Swarajya’
  7. Revenue and civic administration system under ‘Hindavi Swarajya’
  8. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the welfare state
  9. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Indian Freedom Struggle
  10. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Leadership and organizational principles
  11. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and revival of Indian languages
  12. Perception of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during the colonial period
  13. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and fort architecture
  14. Dakshin Digvijay (Southern campaign) of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
  15. Inspiration and fight for Swarajya in different regions of India after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

The themes are provided only as a guiding list and not an exhaustive list. Researchers may study and present relevant topics of their interest pertaining to the relevance of the National Conference.
Selected research papers will be published in the Conference proceedings having ISSN number


Key Dates

Sr. no Specifics Important Dates
1 Abstract submission deadline: 20th July 2024
2 Notification of Acceptance and full paper guideline: 25th July 2024
3 Full Paper submission: 3rd August 2024
4 Conference: 13thand 14th August, 2024
5 Final paper submission after expert suggestions: 31st August 2024

Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20 July, 2024.

Abstract format

Abstract can be submitted in English, Hindi or Marathi (any one language). The abstract document should capture the title of the proposed paper, authorship, abstract and at least five relevant keywords. The abstract should be within 250-350 words max. (excluding the author(s) details). Format the abstract in double space in TIMES NEW ROMAN, 12 pts. Every person can submit only one paper, either authored or co-authored.
Abstracts and research papers should be sent on docj.sppu.seminars@gmail.com


Review Process

The submitted abstract will undergo double-peer review process. Editors will review for originality and standards. The abstracts deemed appropriate for the National conference title and aim will be sent to external reviewers, while the unsuitable ones are rejected.



Conference Schedule

Date Time Program details
Day: 1
13/08/2024 9:00 am – 10:30 am Registration, Tea & Breakfast
Session - I 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:15
Inaugural function and welcome program
Address by the Chief Guest
Key note address
Lunch Break
Session – II 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Parallel Paper presentations / Panel discussions (Themes: Shall depend on the accepted papers and availability of the chairs)
High Tea
Session – III 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Parallel Paper presentations / Panel discussions (Themes: Shall depend on the accepted papers and availability of the chairs)
Visit 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
8:30 onwards
Visit to Shivsrushti and cultural program
Dinner (Only with dignitaries)


Date Time Program details
Day: 2
14/08/2024 7:30 am – 8:30 am Tea & Breakfast
Session - I 9.00 to 11.00 am Parallel Paper presentations / Panel discussions (Themes: Shall depend on the accepted papers and availability of the chairs)
Session – II 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
3:00 pm – 3: 45 pm
Parallel Paper presentations / Panel discussions (Themes: Shall depend on the accepted papers and availability of the chairs)
Lunch Break
Feedback & interactions with participants
Session – III 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


8:30 onwards
Concluding sessions: Felicitation (Distribution of certificates, prizes, announcement of fellowships awardees, poster presenters’ winners)

Dinner (Only with dignitaries)