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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.

    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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Ashish Iyer rated it
May 08, 2019
Indian history text books hardly glorify the exploits of Indian warriors who won in battles against Islamic invaders. Many freedom fighters, who played an instrumental role in freeing India from clutches of the British, have not found a place in history. Instead, it is the invaders who are glorified. From the north to the south, east to the west, there are hundreds of winning exploits of warriors, both men and women. 52 stories are inspirational to further bring about pride in our glorious past. I read each and every story like an episode. It i ... more


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