Balaji Janardan Bhanu (1972-1800) i.e. Nana Phadnis was effectively a competent and diplomatic administrator in the last generation of Maratha history. He led the political brigade of Marathas for continuous 25 years. The book is not a biography of Nana Phadnis, but after safe return from the bottle of Panipat, how he managed to settle down the Marathas administration for Swaraj. specifically after death of Madhavrao Peshwe senior, the greatness of Marathas to be convinced to the insincere and hypocrite sardars was a tough task to be handled intelligently and loophdes are listed out. How he had relations with the Chattrapati and Peshwes of satara and other famous are referred by the author while compiling the book.
The book is in five parts where, first 2 parts brief about the biographical aspects of Nana Phadnis and his work and performance is covered in rest 3 parts. Nana Phadnis came in contact of 3 peshwes and the 'Salbai agreement' is covered in detail, which is considered as an importantant event in Peshwa era. He was considered as an excellent administrator and also various topics like postal services, revenue and spying services are covered in the fourth part
The last part contains of the acquaintance of Nana Phanis with Nizam, Hyder and Tipu Sultan and his foreign policies