Like his father, Shahaji was courageous
and diplomatic. He was known as a seasoned politician and warrior. Though
he had married Jija, his relations with his father- in- law had not improved.
There was hatred between the two families. Jadhav Rao could not bear the
growing fame of his son-in-law. As time passed he left the Nizamshahi.
He joined the Moguls in order to revenge himself on his son-in-law. He
spent his entire life in this attempt Jija was filled with sorrow over
the enmity between the two families. And she was also unhappy because both
her father and her husband were spending their lives in the service of
the Muslims. Jija's heart had become a volcano. She had a strong love of
liberty. The benevolence of the Nizam or the Moghuls to the Maratha warriors
seemed to her like fetters of gold. Her own husband was one of them. The
very thought of their humble and helpless condition burnt her heart with
fires of fury. But she was helpless. As a model housewife, she had to put
on a calm appearance. It is not that Shahaji could not understand his,
wife's displeasure. But tie could not do anything single-handed. He had
to bow his head to circumstances and serve his master with loyalty.