He defeated Afzal Khan in one-on-one battle. Afzal Khan was a veteran general and strong. It is said that they met in a hut that only allowed them to carry a single sword, but Shivaji was sure that he would attack him. So he wore an armour underneath which stopped Khan's dagger. pic.twitter.com/Wt2q8q9sK5
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He stood for the honour of women and made sure none were taken prisoners. Unlike many other rulers, no one under his rule was allowed to dishonour women. Women of captured territories were left unharmed. Rape or molestation was severely punished.

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He was extremely merciful to those who surrendered and would welcome them into his own army. He judged them not on their backgrounds, but on their skill alone.
 
 

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