A fearless king who knit together the Maratha people, awakening their pride in themselves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is today a national hero. A born strategist, he used his network of spies and his strong army to achieve various triumphs. His administrative reforms and the methodical way in which he set about consolidating his kingdom prove he was a far-sighted king, determined to provide a safe and peaceful kingdom for his people.
A girl born in an ordinary family, catapulted into an entirely new world with her marriage to the Maharaja of Jhansi - Rani Lakshmibai's life has elements of the fairy tale in it. And yet, the young Rani is remembered today not so much for her role as a queen, as the courage she displayed in taking on the British army, in order to claim her right to the kingdom.
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Punkhawallah Hari and Harry, son of John sahib, are unlikely friends who do not care about the differences in their skin color or their social positions. But when the world around them erupts into violence in 1857 British India, where the brown and the white people stand on opposite sides of the fence, the boys are forced to make choices. Will Harry stay loyal to his beloved adopted country, Hindustan? Or will he betray the sepoys and prove, once and for all, that his loyalty lies primarily with his father's country, England?
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