Ambassador Nirupama Rao to launch Manu S Pillai’s latest book Rebel Sultans:The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji on 5th July 2018 at Gallery G,38,Lavelle Road, 7th Cross, Bangalore.
Recipient of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar -Manu S Pillai will be in conversation with Vaishna Roy, Editor The Hindu Sunday Magazine & Literary Review.
In Rebel Sultans, Manu S. Pillai narrates the story of the Deccan from the close of the thirteenth century to the dawn of the eighteenth. Packed with riveting tales and compelling characters, this book takes us from the age of Alauddin Khilji to the ascent of Shivaji. We witness the dramatic rise and fall of the Vijayanagar empire, even as we negotiate intrigues at the courts of the Bahmani kings and the Rebel Sultans who overthrew them.From Chand Bibi, a valorous queen stabbed to death, and Ibrahim II of Bijapur, a Muslim prince who venerated Hindu gods, to Malik Ambar, the Ethiopian warlord, and Krishnadeva Raya on Vijayanagar’s Diamond Throne – they all appear in these pages as we journey through one of the most arresting sweeps of Indian history.
The book Launch will be followed by Book Discussion.