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Hindu Heroes of Medieval Bharat: Resistance and Valour: 8th –16th Centuries

Hindu Heroes of Medieval Bharat: Resistance and Valour: 8th –16th Centuries

by   Chandni Sengupta (Author)  
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Discover the untold saga of medieval Bhārat's valiant defenders who stood against Islamic invaders from the 8th to 16th centuries. "Hindu Heroes of Medieval Bharat: Resistance and Valour" unveils the forgotten tales of courageous kings like Raja Dahir, Lalitaditya Muktapida, and Mularaja, who fiercely battled to safeguard their land from plunder and iconoclasm. This narrative, rooted in Persian chronicles and overlooked historical sources, honors the gallant men and women who chose death over subjugation, battle over surrender. From well-known figures like Prithviraj Chauhan to countless unsung heroes, the book sheds light on their unwavering resilience against foreign aggression. It's a story of a civilization's unwavering defense, marked by war, victory, and the enduring spirit of Bhārat.

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ISBN 13 9798885751360
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Publishing Year 2024
Total Pages 336
Edition First
Publishers Garuda Prakashan  
Category Non-Fiction   Indian History   History  
Weight 310.00 g
Dimension 15.50 x 23.00 x 2.50

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Numerous valiant challengers, monumental battles, memorable victories, and bloody defeats—the story of the braveheart fighters of medieval Bhārat (8th to 16th centuries) who defeated, wounded, and pushed back Islamic invaders—has remained largely untold. From Raja Dahir of Sind who battled the pillaging Mohammad bin Qasim to Lalitaditya Muktapida, the Alexander of India, who rose to prominence in Kashmir and kept the Islamic invaders at bay; from the Hindu Shahis who resisted the Ghaznavid conquerors to their last breath, to Mularaja of Gujarat who gave bloody battle to Muhammad Ghori, neither have school history books considered the valour and resistance of the Hindu kings worthy enough of mention, nor has the history taught in the classrooms in colleges and universities in India given a second thought to these countless forgotten heroes. They are warriors that fearlessly defended their territory, bled to the last drop, but did not surrender to plunder, iconoclasm, and treachery.

Hindu Heroes of Medieval Bharat: Resistance and Valour (8th–16th Centuries) not only narrates the history of the protracted struggle that ensued between Hindu kings and the marauding Islamic armies between the 8th and the 16th centuries, it pays homage to the men, and gallant women, who preferred death to slavery, the dangers of battle to the ignominy of meek surrender. The narrative is summarily based on archival readings of Persian chronicles and other irrefutable sources that have hitherto been ignored in post-independence history writing in India. It throws much-needed light on the unrelenting challenge that was mounted by some like Prithviraj Chauhan and Rana Kumbha, that are known, and numerous others, that are unknown. It is the story of a great civilization fighting to protect itself from foreign assaulters, the story of war and victory, deceit and treachery, and above all, a deep affection for Bhārat.