1857: The Sword of Mastaan
Vineet Bajpai
  • ISBN 13 : 9789389237184
  • year : 2021
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
Lonesome songs of patriots dead... forgotten by the bards of Hindustan. The haunting tale of a cursed ancient city, and of a ruthless foreign marauder. Condemned to the crypts of history... a dark chapter, etched in red ink by white opium hands. It is the tale of a war immortal, long buried in the false coffins of a so-called rebellion. As the magnificent Bandookbaaz risks everything in favor of life, the metropolis of Delhi emerges as the epicentre of an imperial genocide. A nation erupts in violent revolution – even as one extraordinary man stands between the hate of millions... and the love of one. The Devil himself infiltrates the realm of men – guised in the unholy trinity of Theo the Reaper, Nicholson the God, and Hodson the Executioner. Mastaan, Chhagan, Zafar, Manglo, D’Cruze, Shahbaaz, the Dervish, Fay and Ghalib - all are mere pawns in the savage hands of fate. Befell a curse, on a trail of blood, the measure of time forgotten; He waits, he grunts, the dark djinn hunts, till the grave of Delhi turns rotten.