52 tales of Valour
Collection of 52 personalities who did ultimate sacrifice for their Nation since 7th Century CE Nagbhat Gurjar to Freedom fighters of 20th century CE
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July 30, 2021
This book is a collection of biographies of 52 Heroes of our nation , many of them fairly sung of [#BhagatSingh , #VeerSavarkar ] and most of them Unsung . What is common in all the biographies is that they all had a very big impact on the history of our country. The sad truth is our History textbooks barely mention anything about them , if at all !
The co-author of the book and the author's husband , Yogendra Singh Rawal asks the author Was it always the case in history that we lost all the times on the battlefield ? The author researched everything beyond the NCERT Textbooks to write this book and answer her husbands question.
Our textbooks often talk about the men . Except for #RaniLaxmibai (Who also has her fairshare of space in this book ) and a few others , thier are no references to any women . This book does them justice , out of the total 52 chapters , around 20 of them are about women. The book also has a bibliography , having almost all the sources about the facts and tales mentioned in the book unlike many , which just consist of conspiracy theories , with no facts and Data to back them.
The War scenes are really very well descriped by the author , its as if i was present on the battlefield, witnessing the war myself. Especially the chapter on the Battle of Haldighati , that is really amazingly written.
The biographies of Saraswati Rajamani and Suhaldev inspired me the most . Will definetely read detailed and dedicated books about them.
The book is really well written barring a few gramatical mistakes , that the common reader won't even notice . Will reccomend this to every one, especially History Buffs.
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July 31, 2021
Saffron Swords left me with mixed feelings, on one hand I was awed reading about the resistance by our ancestors against the invading hordes & imperialists, but on the other hand I was left perplexed that why were ( and are to this day ) these heroic incidents of resistance missing from mainstream social sciences syllabus and academic discourse.
Who is behind this cover up & what purpose does censoring & distorting of our History benefits them?
The education curriculum has been miserably trying to glorify invaders for generations, completely censoring the atrocities committed by the invaders & resistance of the Indian people, this is appalling & injustice on our citizens.
I recommend Saffron Swords to my friends, and especially my students as the book answers many queries about missing chapters of our History of resistance against the invaders, we did fight back, the book is a testimony of our heroic resistance.
My heartfelt thanks & best wishes to the author mam Manoshi Sinha for the book & also Garuda Publications for publishing & encouraging nationalist view point which is otherwise unknown to many of us searching for answers.
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August 02, 2021