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THE FORTS OF BUNDELKHAND

by RITA SHARMA

  • Category History
  • Format Hardcover
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 795
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 192 pages
  3. Date: 2006

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Kaleidoscoed in this books is a landscape of history, culture and lore. In the bastions and ramparts of the citadels in Bundelkhand, is the setting of events resonating in thought, letter and song. A range of history, culture and lore is chronicled. When Ran Lakshmi Bai rode out of here citadel at Jhansi to engage the British, a legend was born to inspire an entire national movement; Kalinjar fort defied Mahmud of Ghazni and daunted Delhi’s formidable Sultan Shere Shah Suri; and the loftiness of Datia, Orcha and Deogarh is among the most venerable of the country’s heritage. Time and the elements have taken their toll, but these strongholds.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Rita Sharma and Vijai Sharmaare in the Indian Administrative Service. Rita studied physics at Miranda House, Delhi and did a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Cornell University. Vijai studied at Lucknow and holds law degrees from University College, London and Harvard Law School. Rita and Vijay are the co-authors of The Forts of India.