Vikram Sampath

Bravehearts of bharat: Vignettes from Indian history - USA Penguin Viking 2022 - xviii,334p. HB 24x16cm.

Fifteen Brave Men and Women of Bharat, who
Never Succumbed to the Challenges of Invaders
But Lost and Forgotten in the Annals of History
This is the Story of these Bravehearts,
who Fought to Protect their Rights, Faith and Freedom
History has always been the handmaiden of the victor. 'Until the lions have their own storytellers,' said Chinua Achebe, 'the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter!' Exploring the lives, times and works of long-forgotten and mostly neglected fifteen unsung heroes and heroines of our past, this book brings to light the contribution of the warriors who not only donned an armour and burst into the battlefield but also kept the flame of hope alive under adverse circumstances.
Narrating the tales of valour and success that India, as a nation and civilization, bore witness to in its long and tumultuous past, the book opens a window to the stories of select men and women who valiantly fought against invaders for their rights, faith and freedom.
From Rajarshi Bhagyachandra Jai Singh of Manipur, Lalitaditya Muktapida of Kashmir, Chand Bibi of Ahmednagar, Lachit Barphukan of Assam, Begum Hazrat Mahal of Awadh to Rani Abbakka Chowta of Ullal, Martanda Varma of Travancore, Rani Rudrama Devi of Warangal, Rani Naiki Devi of Gujarat and Banda Singh Bahadur, among others, are some of the 'bravehearts' who fought to uphold the tradition and culture of their land.
Pacy and unputdownable, Bravehearts of Bharat chronicles the stories of courage, determination and victory, which largely remained untold and therefore unknown for a long time.


Fifteen Brave Fighters
Rani Naiki Devi Of Gujarat
Rani Abbakka Chowta of Ullal
Chand Bibi of Ahmednagar
Rajendra Chola Rajaraja Chola
Devi Ahilya Bai

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