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Saffron Swords

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How much do we know about the valorous saga of our ancestors from the east to west, north to south of Bharat? Unfortunately very little! Were we always defeated? It is a BIG No! But we have been projected as losers! During the last 1300 years, our ancestors across the country put up a brave resistance against invaders, first against Islamic invasion and rule and later the British. Hundreds and thousands of our warriors won battles and many fought until their last breath defending the motherland.

Indian History text books have hardly glorified these real warriors of the soil. We have grown up reading more about the glories of our invaders. A nation’s citizens, who are ignorant about the brave feats of their ancestors, tend to deviate away from their roots, historicity, and their sense of belongingness for the motherland. Saffron Swords that contains 52 tales of valor, is a tribute to the unsung warriors of India, both men and women, from the last 1300 years. This book is the first in its series.

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    Published 20-01-2018
  • Original Title : Saffron Swords
  • Publisher : Garuda Books
  • Genre : Medieval Indian History
  • Language : English
  • User assigned genres : Rajput History, Maratha History, Mughal History, Colonial History, Cholas, Medieval Indian History, Mahabharata, Freedom Struggle, Indian Subcontinent

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Nikhilesh rated it
December 02, 2019
Kudos to the author for such a brilliant research about the stories of Brave Indians who defeated the invaders. This is the book that acts as an antidote to the venom that has been injected by NCERT into the minds of youth!! The myth that our ancestors were always defeated easily by the barbaric invaders, which this book dismisses as a lie. This book is a tribute to all those Brave souls who lost their lives defending their motherland yet their story has been forgotten by a generation of self loathing people who still honour the invaders..
July 04, 2019
"All modes of redressing the wrong having failed, raising of sword is pious and just." - Saheb Shri Guru Gobind Ji Maharaj. Our ancestors had raised the #SaffronSwords because of which our civilization has survived and is thriving today. 'SAFFRON SWORDS' by Manoshi Sinha Ma'am unravels the valorous saga of 52 unsung warriors. A Must read.
Priyaranjan rated it
June 29, 2019
Exceptional stories of heroism and courage !! I don't have adequate words to praise this book well enough. This book is a collection accounts of extraordinary people  who laid down their lives for our country. The book is well researched and kudos to the author for writing on extraordinary people and freedom fighters of India who are lost in Oblivion.  The book is fast paced and easy to read. Cover page and title of the book compel you to pick it up . This is rarity among books. Book is clearly and engagingly written.A must have book on your ... more
Anand rated it
June 27, 2019
Why should the year of birth of an invader matter to me? Why the conquests of a dynasty which ruled around Delhi matter more to me than the story of our very own local Babu Kunwar Singh? Well, it was easier for them to impose the history of invaders upon me when I was a child. Couldn’t make decisions on what to read and what not, when I was below 18 years of age. Somehow even after I was legally permitted to make my own decisions, it was a bit hard to find history books which were interesting. They were not interesting because they mostly to ... more

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