Many forts are treated as vital in the war of Maharashtra's defense. Along with Raigad, Sinhagad and other forts, Pratapgad also had important role in the history. Afzalkhan's visit was a great challenge and Pratapgad witnessed the war of Shivaji Maharaj and his soldiers against Afzalkhan.
Author Major Mukund Joshi describes the war between Shivaji and Afzalkhan in detail along with historic details related with the factors interrelated. Author also shares various possibilities of factors related to the war with rational thinking. He puts forth the history and importance of Pratapgad, with the war which has been a famous event in the Shivaji's history.
The book is compilation of detailed aspects regarding Pratapgad war, where author displays it systematically as, the political conditions prevailing at that time between 1645 to 1658, politics practiced by Shivaji and Mughals, introduction of Afzalkhan's character, background to Afzalkhan's visit, War defense army, actual warfront and Shivaji's expansion of the kingdom after the war.
Moreover various maps are illustrated to support and connect to the description.