Sultans & Psychedelics
By Rajni George
(My book features among the non-fiction recommendations for the 2018 summer reading list. The complete article can be found here. )
REBEL SULTANS: THE DECCAN FROM KHILJI TO SHIVAJI BY MANU S PILLAI (Juggernaut)
Pillai describes the rich story of the Deccan from the close of the 13th century to the dawn of the 18th in this accessible volume. His readers should enjoy these stories from one of India’s finest young historians. Moving from the age of Alauddin Khilji to the ascent of Shivaji, from the dramatic rise and fall of the Vijayanagar empire to the courts of the Bahmani kings, from brave queen Chand Bibi and Ibrahim II of Bijapur, a Muslim prince venerating Hindu gods, to Malik Ambar and Krishnadeva Raya on Vijayanagar’s Diamond Throne, a portrait of a fascinating period in Indian history.
Source: Open Magazine