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The Sword of Tipu Sultan

The Sword of Tipu Sultan

Bhagwan S Gidwani
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This historical novel tells the story of Tipu Sultan—the man, the lover, the soldier, the prince, the king. It speaks of those who loved and betrayed him; of his interactions with charming ladies and brilliant men; of his greatness and of the craftiness of his contemporaries; of the wit and folly of his times; and of the struggle of men and ideas in the march of history. Based on extensive research, The Sword of Tipu Sultan is an original contribution to historical literature which gives insights into the character of its hero, and the period in which he lived.

Tipu, maligned by historians as a cruel and bigoted ruler, emerges here as a humane, enlightened ruler who believed that God is not confined to any one religion and that all religions therefore deserve equal respect. He was opposed to colonialism, welcomed the American Declaration of Independence and applauded the spirit of the French Revolution. The author establishes him as the first among modern Indian nationalists who knew that India was weakened not by outside powers but the decadence and disunity within.

A vivid portrayal of the drama of Tipu’s times, The Sword of Tipu Sultan captures the amazing spirit of the man who, in the midst of disaster, lost neither his dignity nor his faith. He chose to court death when he could have saved himself, for he firmly believed that his sacrifice would serve as an example for the future generations of India.

Special Edition: With 30 exclusive illustrations, handpicked by the author, from the T.V. Serial which are not part of the Printed book.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Sep/2014

Length : 500 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

The Sword of Tipu Sultan

Bhagwan S Gidwani

This historical novel tells the story of Tipu Sultan—the man, the lover, the soldier, the prince, the king. It speaks of those who loved and betrayed him; of his interactions with charming ladies and brilliant men; of his greatness and of the craftiness of his contemporaries; of the wit and folly of his times; and of the struggle of men and ideas in the march of history. Based on extensive research, The Sword of Tipu Sultan is an original contribution to historical literature which gives insights into the character of its hero, and the period in which he lived.

Tipu, maligned by historians as a cruel and bigoted ruler, emerges here as a humane, enlightened ruler who believed that God is not confined to any one religion and that all religions therefore deserve equal respect. He was opposed to colonialism, welcomed the American Declaration of Independence and applauded the spirit of the French Revolution. The author establishes him as the first among modern Indian nationalists who knew that India was weakened not by outside powers but the decadence and disunity within.

A vivid portrayal of the drama of Tipu’s times, The Sword of Tipu Sultan captures the amazing spirit of the man who, in the midst of disaster, lost neither his dignity nor his faith. He chose to court death when he could have saved himself, for he firmly believed that his sacrifice would serve as an example for the future generations of India.

Special Edition: With 30 exclusive illustrations, handpicked by the author, from the T.V. Serial which are not part of the Printed book.

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Bhagwan S Gidwani

Bhagwan S. Gidwani was India's additional director general of tourism
and director general of civil aviation till 1978. He served as India's counsel
at the International Court of Justice at the Hague and as representative
of India on the council of International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO), United Nations from 1978 to 1981. Thereafter, he joined ICAO
as director, serving as adviser to foreign governments till 1985.
Gidwani is the author of the bestselling novel The Sword of Tipu Sultan
which was translated into many languages and also made into a major
TV series for which Gidwani wrote the script and screenplay. His previous
novel Return of the Aryans, published by Penguin Books India, was
also highly successful. March of the Aryans is adapted from that novel.
Bhagwan S. Gidwani is based in Montreal and divides his time between
international efforts to promote the safety and security of air transport
and tourism, and historical writing, research and teaching.

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