'In this, our 75th year of Independence … we needed quality literature around our great tribal freedom fighters. This book is a genuinely commendable start in that direction.
—Arjun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs
Our first war of Independence was not in 1857.
In fact, tribal mutinies against the British began at least 75 years before the 1857 revolution. These battles were fought with traditional bows and arrows and spears and predated the reported political movement that came to the fore in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
As we complete 75 years of Independence, it is only fair to acknowledge that a parallel freedom movement existed in our far-flung villages and jungles, away from the mainstream freedom movement recognised in the books of history.
The Tribal Warriors Of Bharat shows how we see only those we are shown, but behind the freedom of India, there are many unseen soldiers or, shall I say, fighters whose stories were never heard.
I haven't read this book, but after reading the synopsis and the first few pages and meeting the author, I am super excited to read about it!!
Oh my, Rishona! You sure read faster than the speed of light 👏 I hope you will enjoy reading the full book 🙂ReplyDelete
True that! There are the hands, the strength and the lives of many people behind our freedom who, statistically, are not acknowledged for this act but surely, we are living in an India which was brought back through the hands of many who cannot be erased.ReplyDelete