Avadh / Author: V. K. Joshi / MRP: 175 / Pages: 300
Description: Avadh: Beyond Bricks and Mortaris a historical fiction, spanning a period between the latter half of the18th Century and the early part of the 19th Century, when caste considerations were at their peak. Many characters in this story are real and a part of the written history. While many others, have been created to make the story real. The facts merge with the fiction and the fiction sounds like facts in the story.
Krishna in his last days / Author: Dr. Ashok Sharma / MRP: 150 / Pages: 144
Description: Krishna occupies a unique place in Indian history and tradition. Hindus have accepted him as an incarnation of God, but keeping in view the sprit of present scientific age people want to know if he really existed. The European scholars put a big question mark on his existence and gave a preconceived view that he is a myth. Apart from this the British Sanskritists, due to their superior views about themselves, had developed the idea that the much of the Vedic beliefs, practices and legends have been incorporated from Bible and the stories of Jesus.
Akbar Road / Author: Abir Anand / MRP: 125 / Pages: 200
Description: A horde of mice descends on an obscure village signalling onset if epidemics. Effect of this epidemics in time and space was far restricted in comparison to the ominous impact of Mughal Rule that was destined to obliterate an ancient culture. Why had rodents failed in foretelling the misfortunes of a tormenting dynasty? Textile factories are brought under administrative control of Mughals leaving their hereditary owners disgruntled. Looming financial ruin forces Maqdoom into exile. His young daughter Intisar is left orphaned. Prince Salim, the heir to Mughal throne and jilted lover of Mehar-Un-Nisa exploited her because in a rare coincidence, colour of her eyes was exactly similar to colour of Mehar-Un-Nisa’s eyes. Sarju is under trial for killing an officer of Agra Kotwali. Affluent Jain businessman Virji Seth was summoned by Salim to finance his army in rebellion against his father Akbar. His most loyal colleagues were killed by Salim. There were many who looked for an opportunity to avenge their miseries against Mughal Sultanate but the Sultanate was too powerful to be defeated by a handful of frustrated individuals. Spanning over three generations ‘Mughal Square’ is the story of individual valour against oppression of Sultanate. In a battle which they are destined to lose they are bound by love, loyalty, and lust; and are separated by deceit, conspiracy, greed and power.
Rankshetram Part-1 / Author: Utkarsh Srivastava/ MRP: 175 / Pages: 280
Description: It is said that after the banishment of Lord Mahabali to Patallok and demise of the demon king Ravana by Lord Rama. The asuras lost their domination over humans. But it was unbearable for the demons mentor Bhairavnath. When he noticed that a capable scion of king Bali has taken over the throne as the demon king, Bhairavnath played such a machinations due to which demon king Markesh, the scion of Lord Mahabali, turned against the entire human race. Therefore, four fierce warriors – Akhand, Tejasvi, Suryam and Yugandhar – took over the responsibility to destroy him. The spirit of vengeance was present equally in both Tejasvi and Markesh. Markesh wanted to avenge his wife’s death (who was actually a human lady ) and Tejasvi’ s weapons were eager to blow off Markeshs’s head to avenge his close ones. These flames of vengeance lead to the five-day war among humans, demons and nagas.
Rankshetram Part-2 / Author: Utkarsh Srivastava / MRP: 175 / Pages: 304
Description: This is the story of Prince Surjan, who was born as a human, crowned as a Demon Lord. Looking at his innocent face no one can even guess that a day will come when he would be called as the Demon Lord ‘Durbheeksh’. But the question is that, is he really an evil minded warrior, or it’s just a rumor spreaded by other great people who defeated that eighteen your old boy by deceiving him. When Durbheeksh returned back, there was no one left whom he can kill for his revenge. Anyhow, he tried to forget all the pain and injustice he faced. But when he met Sarvdaman (the prince of Haastinapur), all his pain of past rushed in front of his eyes. His thirst of revenge rises again and he rushed to kill Sarvdaman. But soon a lady arrived in front of him and he was compelled to put down his weapon again. His thirst of revenge rises again, What will be the result of this desire of the greatest warrior of this era?
The Forefathers / Author: Sulabh Agnihotri / MRP: 250 / Pages: 440
Description: The story of Rama is deeply ingrained in the minds of the people of India. In my story, Ravan is not a villain. It is rather a story of the clash of two cultures. In part-I, the readers will meet the characters of Ramayan. However, the introduction of the characters is much more elaborate than we normally know. For example, Ravan’s clan has been started from Sumali, but cursory information on the forefathers of Rakshas culture Heti and Praheti has also been given. Likewise, an attempt has been made to present a sketch of the three marriages of Dashrath and his sub-wives as well. The episode of the birth of Bali and Sugreev and their upbringing by Gautam and Ahalya and their becoming the adopted sons of the monkey Raja (King) Riksharaj and likewise, the marriage of Kesri and Anjana and then the birth of Hanuman have been logically presented. Similarly, the affair between Ravan and Vedvati leading to the birth of Sita has also been sketched. This volume ends with the birth of Sita.