Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Brajesh's Review: 1857: The Real Story of the Great Uprising

I really wish this book becomes compulsory reading for every class 12th student of history. This is what living history would mean. A brilliant translation of the diary of Vishnu Bhatt Godshe by one of my favourite authors- Mrinal Pande.

I have seldom been moved by a book like this one. Set in 1857 UP, MP this true story of a Maharashtrian Brahmin in search of his daily bread is chilling, moving, riveting, philosophical, hair raising, informative and an eye-opener all at once. I think this is only the 2nd (5/5 rating) by me.

Rating: 5/5

Read Kim's Review of this book.

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