ISBN 9780330522717,India A Wounded Civilization

India A Wounded Civilization

Author:

V. S. Naipaul

Publisher:

Pan Macmillan

Rs450

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780330522717

ISBN-10 033052271X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Collage

A Fictional Account Of The Life Of Lakshmibai, The Heroic Warrior-Queen, The Rani Of Jhansi Vibrantly Portrays One Of The Bravest Women In Indian History. Along With The Throne, Lakshmibai Inherits Steep Challenges - She Becomes A Widow To A Deceased King And Mother To An Adopted Heir. Her Brother-In-Law Aggressively Contends Her Right To The Throne And The Ominous Presence Of The British Spells Uncertainty For Jhansi'S Future. Meanwhile, War Clouds Gather As Several States Prepare To Fight Against Foreign Domination. A Rebellion Seems Inevitable. Using A Number Of Characters, Some Known, Others Invented, Prince Michael Paints A Compelling Portrait Of Maratha Aristocracy And Their Courts In The Nineteenth Century, Of The First Nationwide Struggle Against The British And Of Lakshmi - Woman, Ruler And A Symbol Of Steely Courage Against All Odds.
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