Monday, August 5, 2013

Book Review: A biography of an anonymous person!

This fictional biography of a soldier set in Tipu Sultan's times makes a wonderful read as it combines history, folklore and poetry in varying proportions and keeps the reader engaged till end. This book is not the story of just this soldier but could be of any soldier in his times. And it provides a different perspective than conventional history books.

Author (Krishnamurthy Hanur, a retired professor) has put to use his multi talents of a researcher and of a historian. His knowledge of interactions of society, culture and kingdom’s of their times influencing each other and shaping the lives of the people is commendable. I guess this work would get translated soon into other languages while I wait for a new book from this author.