Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Bhairav Putras....An Interesting Historical Fiction

Author Bio: Suhail Mathur is an alumnus of Delhi Public School NOIDA and currently pursuing his BA.LLB (HONS.) from National Law University, Delhi. An avid debater, filmmaker and quiz enthusiast, he has won more than hundred such competitions. Winner of Tales Pensieve’s Best Book Reviewer Award, 2013 and a finalist on Zee Cinema’s reality show, Klub MJ Hunt, Suhail is one of the youngest debuting Indian authors to write Historical Fiction.
Featured in all leading newspapers as a child prodigy, he has been interviewed by various news channels on matters of sports and films. Besides having won several literary competitions and penning down many legal articles, Suhail has finished writing his second and third novels as well. THE BHAIRAV PUTRAS is his first book

Synopsis of the book: Circa – 1936! While most of India grapples under the rule of the foreign yoke, the small but hustling bustling town of Bhairavgarh; famous for its gigantic golden statue of Lord Bhairav that had been the centre of attraction for invaders like Ghori, Ghazni, Timur, & Abdali, suddenly goes through a transitional phase as the mighty Britishers set up their cantonment area in the town. With events that unease, shock and violate the sentiments of the townsfolk, one man – Keshav, the young & dynamic son of the local Zamindar, cautiously gathers a group of men from different walks of life and with different motives, to strategically plan the unthinkable…a Revolution ! A revolution to overthrow the Britishers not just by force but also through wit & intellect!
What happens when a group of men take on the might of the British empire and embark on an adventurous journey to encounter four mysterious strangers, while in search of a long forgotten book written in the times of Emperor Ashoka which holds the answer to several secrets, even as the English are besieged with problems ranging from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 to Gandhi’s ways & means of achieving Independence.  

Read on THE BHAIRAV PUTRAS to know more about the classic and legendary tale of a band of men who defied the norms to fight guns, deception and intrigue at every corner of their thrilling escapades which unfortunately got lost, somewhere in the annals of History !

Endorsement Blurbs: "A fascinating historical fiction, this novel races along in a fast-paced thrilling narrative. The story is set in past but confront issues of our times. It’s dealt so confidently that I’m surprised this is a first novel."– Mayank Austen Soofi, Author & Historian

“Welcome to an exciting journey ... a gripping tale of vivid imagination and deft use of words..... a terrific read , the book transports you to a different era  and keeps you totally engrossed.” 

- Amrit Mathur, Cricket Analyst, Writer, and Partner – Delhi Daredevils

"I often wonder if my six year old son Raj would truly understand what many have sacrificed to see a free India today? I always wonder if many among us spare a thought. The price of our freedom? 

It is perhaps books like this that bring alive the moments that defined our destiny today, and authors who revisit and recapture that spirit that makes us pause and go back to a time where freedom was still captivity.
I am inspired when I browsed through the pages ... The author's style is fresh and re creates images convincingly, and reminds me how valuable our time as a Democratic India is!" 

Ajit Agarkar, Indian Cricketing All Rounder & Cricket Expert

“The Bhairava Putras” is a story of uprising of a small town against its high and mighty colonial masters. It is not only a story of revolt against cultural imperialism but is also a fight for one’s freedom. The message and the story are both relevant for today’s time when cultural imperialism is shaking the traditions and customs of our society. On the whole it is an interesting effort. I offer all my best wishes to the author.”

Amarendra Sharan, Ex Additional Solicitor General of India 

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