I would like to hear ideas on whether the story of Madhavrao Peshva (a brahmin-born who performed the duty of a warrior) contradicts the Gita's teaching that one should perform their own duty (and never another's)?

I theoreticise that it isn't based on Tilak's point of view. This is due to Madhavrao Peshva performing duty necessary of his time?

  • I am not sure in what circumstances Madhav Rao went to war but in times of emergency even a Brahmin can raise war. See this -- hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/3157/…
    – Rickross
    Sep 4 '20 at 6:28
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    your question is really whether varna is based on hereditary or based on one's own innate qualities and karma. Sep 4 '20 at 7:25
  • thanks for all the helpful information! Sep 4 '20 at 15:09

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