UN­VEIL­ING THE STORY OF KING SUHELDEV

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - TIME OUT -

While au­thor Amish Tri­pathi’s fans wait for the third book in his Rama Chan­dra Se­ries — Raa­van: Son of Aryavarta, he has de­cided to come out with an en­tirely new se­ries — Indic Chron­i­cles, the first book of which will be Suheldev & The Bat­tle of Bahraich.

To be launched on July 16, the book will tell the story of the bat­tle fought by Raja Suheldev of Shravasti in 1025 AD, which drove away the Turks for 170 years. The book will also mark the au­thor’s en­try into his­tor­i­cal fic­tion. The story is based on folk­lores and many char­ac­ters have been fic­tion­alised, he said.

“The way his­tory is taught to us presents the nar­ra­tive in a very dis­torted way. A lot of heroes are air brushed in our his­tory books and there are many more about whom we never read,” he added.

Ad­dress­ing the de­lay in the book, he con­firmed that it will launch by the end of this year or early next year.

“The story of Raa­van is long; his life was dif­fi­cult and I want to show­case the emotions right.

I had planned with the pub­lish­ers like this and we are launchin g each book ac­cordin g to sched­ule, ” Amish said.

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