The post 19th century is termed as the progressive period of developing Maharashtra. The book consists of how development process progressed further, with the birth of modern values in society, culture, religion, education, media and due to which how Maharashtra changed into the modern set of thinking process, but not discarding the traditions totally.
The book goes around the period from 1857 to 1900 stressing on the development of Maharashtra. The developments taken place and changes applied are described and also some compromise had to be done for it. Various capable and powerful people are mentioned, where they are also known from their character sketches described.