The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Cauhan and the Indian Past, 1200–2000
This fascinating new study traces traditions and memories relating to the twelfth-century Indian ruler Prithviraj Chauhan; a Hindu king who was defeated and overthrown during the conquest of Northern India by Muslim armies from Afghanistan. Surveying a wealth of narratives that span more than 800 years, Cynthia Talbot explores the reasons why he is remembered, and by whom. In modern times, the Chauhan king has been referred to as 'the last Hindu emperor', because Muslim rule prevailed for centuries following his defeat. Despite being overthrown, however, his name and story have evolved over time into a historical symbol of India's martial valor. The Last Hindu Emperor sheds new light on the enduring importance of heroic histories in Indian culture and the extraordinary ability of historical memory to transform the hero of a clan into the hero of a community, and finally a nation.
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Worst book Not proper evidences given for most things even tinkering with established facts by giving stupid facts and answering.As unrelianle as Colonel James tod refrences,Please dont waste ur time better go for our own Indian sources.
Huge respect for Cinthia Talbot for glorifying our heroic past which was unexplored even by us.
Thanks for letting us know about our emperor.
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