Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

(Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India)

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Object of the Month - August 2018

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Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak


20th century CE


‘Lokmanya’ Bal Gangadhar Tilak (July 23, 1856 - August 1, 1920) was a scholar, mathematician, philosopher and an ardent nationalist. He is considered to be one of the prominent figures of the Indian Independence Movement. He protested against the British rule saying, “Swaraj is by birthright which I shall get it”. He made masses aware of their glorious history and culture by initiating the celebration of Shivajayanti (celebration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's birth anniversary) and Ganesh Festival. Gandhiji called him “the Maker of Modern India,” and Jawaharlal Nehru described him as “the Father of the Indian Revolution.”