Amish Tripathi announced the launch of his new fiction book – ‘Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India’ last night. The book’s publisher Westland Publications said it will be available across physical and online bookstores from today.
Set in 11th century India, ‘Legend of Suheldev’ begins with the shattering invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni, and his Turkic hordes, as they destroy the holy Somnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The book then traces the epic adventure and inspiring legend of the warrior-hero King Suheldev, as he unites Indians across religions, castes, and regions, under his leadership, and mounts a fierce resistance against the foreign invaders. It all culminates in the magnificent Battle of Bahraich, where King Suheldev destroys the Turkic army down to the last man.
India. 11th Century CE.
A forgotten hero. An unforgettable battle.#LegendOfSuheldev – The King Who Saved India.
— Amish Tripathi (@authoramish) June 19, 2020
Tripathi went on to say that, “The idea behind writing ‘Legend of Suheldev’, was to bring to national consciousness an inspiring story that has been ignored in the pages of Indian history. A story that has particular relevance today. Legend of Suheldev is the story of a king who united men and women of the nation, irrespective of their religion, caste, region, or status in society. An epic adventure and an inspiring tale of unity, the message of King Suheldev echoes across the chasm of time: when we Indians are united, we are unbeatable.”