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Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji is Manu Pillai’s second book. Pillai won the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his book The Ivory Throne. His book Rebel Sultans is a riveting narrative of the Deccan from the end of the 13th century to the dawn of the 18th. The book travels through time from the...

A lot has been written about Chhatrapati Shivaji’s battles and military successes, viz. the slaying of the giant Afzal Khan, the night raid on Shaista Khan, the defeat of Kartalab Khan in Umbarkhind and many such battles. A lot too has been written about his escape from Agra and his coronation. These are the...

These books courted trouble and faced political opposition, and in some cases, even bans.