Varun Dhawan unveiled the cover of Amish’s latest book – ‘Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich’ at Title Waves bookstore in Mumbai.
The book, assisted by Vikas Singh, is the first book with which Amish has introduced Writer’s Center in India and will be published under Amish’s brand new series titled ‘Indic Chronicles’.
‘Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich’, traces the story of Raja Suheldev, a legendary but forgotten hero and an unforgettable battle which kept the Turks at bay for almost 170 years.
Sharing his views on the cover, Varun Dhawan commented, “It is time we celebrate our Indian heroes and not look at the West to look up to heroes. You get inspired yes, but with writers like Amish and Vikas who’re doing a great job in making Indian history accessible and entertaining. Your imagination runs wild when you read a book by Amish. I’m sure we will see a well-made adaptation of Suheldev that will reach the world. “
The event witnessed an intriguing chat between Amish, Vikas and Varun where Amish shared his thoughts behind the cover. “With Indic Chronicle series, the idea is to explore ignored heroes. The title of the first part itself is Suheldev and the Battle of Bahraich. We attempted to showcase this great warrior hero, from a very small principality, who took the lead at a time of absolute desperation in north India at least. We wanted to put Suheldev, the hero in the limelight and that’s what the cover tried to do. It is him charging into the battle, wounded but unbowed, fierce, patriotic, inclusive and everything an Indian hero should be”, said Amish.
Speaking on his journey of assisting Amish in writing this book, Vikas Singh said, “I’ve known Amish for many years, but this is the first time we got a chance to work together. We sat down, he narrated the story and we fleshed out the ideas. I wrote the first draft and Amish penned the second draft. He had absolutely turned it around! He kept my writing but he added drama, romance, suspense and put heart into the story.”
‘Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich’ will be published by Westland (An Amazon Company) and will release on 23 July 2018 across online and offline bookstores.
About the book: A Forgotten Hero. An Unforgettable Battle. India, 1025 AD.
Repeated attacks by Mahmud of Ghazni and his barbaric Turkic hordes have weakened India’s northern regions. The invaders lay waste to vast swathes of India — plundering, killing, raping, pillaging. Many of the old Indian kingdoms, tired and divided, fall to them. Even those who battle on are shackled by old codes of chivalry, and are unable to stop an enemy who won’t play by the rules. Then the Turks raid and destroy one of the holiest temples in the land: the magnificent Lord Shiva temple at Somnath.
At this most desperate time, a warrior rises to defend the nation. Suheldev.
The prince of a small kingdom, who sees what must be done for his motherland, and is willing to sacrifice his all for it.
A fierce rebel. A charismatic leader. An inclusive patriot.
This is the compelling story of that lionhearted warrior and the magnificent Battle of Bahraich.
In this, the first of the Indic Chronicles, Amish weaves a powerful tale of courage, heroism and patriotism. Read this blockbuster adventure, based on true events, that recounts the journey of a true Indian hero, one who deserves to be remembered and celebrated by history.
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