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REVIEW: The Brahmin Warrior R. Durgadoss


--Blurb--

Having defeated Rana Sanga and his Rajput army in the Battle of Khanwa, Babur descends upon

Chanderi in January 1528. With only a few men to defend the fort, the Rajputs decide that the women would immolate themselves and save their honor, while the men would fight Babur’s forces till the last drop of their blood.


 Even as the women start jumping into the fire, Meera, the wife of the head priest, stays back. She has conceived after sixteen years. Her husband runs away to save himself and she is forced into slavery by her captors.

Fortunately, she and her newborn son, Aditya, are rescued from the slave market by a Sufi ascetic, who hands them over to Abdul Gafoor, a Mughal commander. 

Meera and Aditya become a part of Gafoor’s family and he treats her like a sister. Aditya grows up to become the most skillful warrior in the army of the Hindu king Hemu. But, can he be trusted? Find out in this action-packed page-turner.


TITLE- The Brahmin Warrior
AUTHOR- R. Durgadoss
PUBLISHER- Rupa Publications
FORMAT- Ebook
*Ebook offered for an honest review*
(All opinions are my own)

Set up in the 15th century, The Brahmin Warrior is an action-packed tale of courage and loyalty. The story is set up around the time of Babur's invasion in India and his establishment as the 1st Mughal emperor. 

The story also revolves around a boy named Aditya, born to Meera, the wife of a head priest, who is sold into slavery after her husband runs away. Luckily, they are saved by a Sufi ascetic and are handed over to a Mughal Commander, Abdul Gafoor, who treats them like a family. Aditya grows up to become a skillful warrior but the question is, where does his loyalty lie?

Title and cover, both are apt and does justice to the plot.

A few pages in, and one realizes how much research the author has done to weave this tale.  All the historic events are depicted with utmost clarity. The beginning was really interesting. The plot and characters are well developed. But the thing that really bugged me was a lot of information! There came a point when it literally felt as if I was reading a history coursebook. 

Strongly recommended to the people who like reading historical fiction especially about the Mughal era!

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