A kaleidoscope of history, culture and lore, this book journeys through the bastions and ramparts of Bundelkhand’s citadels, bringing alive events that continue to resonate through thought, letter and song. The images of Lakshmi Bai, riding out of her citadel at Jhansi to fight the British, Kalinjar Fort’s defiance of Mahmud of Ghazni and Sultan Sher Shah Suri, the loftiness of Datia, Orchha and Deogarh, have become part of the country’s heritage. Time and the elements have taken their toll on the magnificent forts, but they continue to awe and inspire, a constant reminder of India’s monumental past.
About the Author
Rita Sharma and Vijai Sharma are in the Indian Administrative Service. Rita studied physics at Miranda House, Delhi, and did a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Cornell University.