Khandoji Ballal Prabhu was the royal secretary of whose is this biography. He was the son of famous secretary Balaji Avji Prabhu the secretary and the first secretary in the 'Ashta Pradhan Mandal' of the court of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Book consists of first few chapters on the Balaji Avji Prabhu who was present at the time of death of Shivaji Maharaj.
Sambhaji Maharaj had ordered death for Balaji Avji & his elder son Avji Ballal by crushing to elephant's feet. This act was influenced by cruelty of Kavi Kalash who made Sambhaji Maharaj to order the death. Khandoji & Niloji Ballat were also caught by Sambhaji Maharaj but were saved because of Maharani Yesubai.
This book also contains the advice given by Samarth Ramdas to Sambhaji Maharaj in detail form, which also helped out Sambhaji to get back and save Khandoji and Moropant Pingle etc from imprisonment while he was just 16 years old. Later on Khandoji Ballal became the secretary of Sambhaji Maharaj. While fighting against Portugese in a war Khandoji saved Sambhaji Maharaj in Mandavi river and Maharaj gave immense respect to Khandoji.
Thus the book has the detailed biography of Khandoji Ballal and his family tree.