Book: 300 Brave Men
Author: Gautam Pradhan
Publisher: Platinum Press Premium Fiction
The Indian sub-continent is ruled by three tyrannical sultanates… the powerful Mughals in the North, and the Shia rulers – Adilshah and Qutubshah in the south.
The Native population, suppressed for centuries, is subjected to slavery, bigotry, injustice and even torture. Through generations of subservience, the very idea of freedom has been wiped from their minds.
As incessant battles rage between the sultanates, the soldiers who fight and die on the battlefields are mostly Marathas, sons of the soil. Villages and crops are repeatedly razed by the invading armies, men killed in both peacetime and wartime, their women abducted.
Maharashtra, once a prosperous land ruled by competent native rulers and inhabited by peaceful people, has been reduced to a wasteland. In this Dark Era, the 16-year-old, son of an Adilshahi Jagirdar stands up to declare: “I shall not serve, and neither my people!” the dream of a free State and an identity for his people smoldering in his heart, he dares to rebel against the powerful Sultan, Adilshah.
He begins with nothing…no army, no weapons and an empty treasury. Yet he achieves what no soldier, chieftain or king has ever achieved in defiance of the imperialists who rule.
300 Brave Men is the incredible story of Chatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale, a legendary warrior king, guerrilla fighter, brilliant tactician and a clever Diplomat. But above all, a remarkable human being. You have read history…now read his story…