|Number of Pages||400 Pages|
Seventeenth century Hindustan. The Sunni Mughals rule the north of Hindustan even as the Deccan lies under the rule of Shia kingdoms. At a time when Shivaji, a Maratha landholder from the western Deccan,is busy eliminating the self-serving, native landlords, Aurangzeb, third in the line to the Mughal throne, declares war on the Shia kingdoms. Shivaji does what no one has done before-he plunders the Mughal terrain while Aurangzeb bathes the Deccan in blood. Aurangzeb hates the audacity of the kafir. It can set a dangerous precedent but first,he must forge a bloody path to the Mughal throne. Frontiers of Karma is the story of Raja Shivaji's passion to create a swaraj for his people and Emperor Aurangzeb's pathological obsession to eliminate Shivaji and his ideology. The Counterstroke is the first part of the trilogy delineating Shivaji's astounding confrontation with Aurangzeb's brilliant politics.