Suryavamshi: The Sun Kings of Rajasthan

Epic in their sweep, universal in their essence, the stories are timeless. Suryavamshi is a translation and adaptation of Abanindranath’s classic for twenty-first-century India.
ISBN: 9789353456436
GTIN: 9789353456436
AuthorTagore, Abanindranath
Pub Date25/04/2024
Country of OriginIndia
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For over a century, Abanindranath Tagore’s Raj Kahini has been among the most beloved works of Bangla literature. Mixing history and mythology with an extraordinary visual imagination, it tells the tales of the Suryavamsha – the Sun Dynasty that ruled Mewar. Here we meet Shiladitya, child of the Sun God; Bappaditya, who builds an empire that stretches up to Persia; Hambir, the cheeky teenager who reclaims the throne of Mewar. We meet Padmini, the princess from Sri Lanka who becomes a goddess; Mirabai, who renounces her kingdom to be with her child-god, Nandalala. On every page, we are exposed to emotions that define the human condition – love, sacrifice, jealousy, courage, greed and treachery. Honour and loyalty clash with villainy and evil, and the better side does not always win.