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Band of Soldiers: A Year on the Road with Shivaji

Sreejata Guha (Translator) Saradindu Bandyopadhyay (Author)
Synopsis When sixteen-year-old Sadashiv is forced to leave his village, he has no idea that he will shortly become part of a legendary band of soldiers, united under the most inspiring Maratha ruler of all time, Shivaji. As Shivaji and his men fight for the independence of their land from the invading rulers of more powerful kingdoms, Sadashiv learns how to fight against overwhelming odds for a leader who inspires love and trust. Crafty stratagems and close loyalties, midnight rides and dangers at high noon make this book a truly gripping read.
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About the authors

Sreejata Guha

Sreejata Gupta has an MA in Comparative Literature from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has worked as a translator and editor with Stree Publication, Seagull Books and Jacaranda Press. She has previously translated Picture Imperfect, a collection of Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s Byomkesh Bakshi stories, Taslima Nasrin’s Novel French Lover and Saratchandra Chhattopadhyay’s Devdas for Penguin. Her translation of Tagore’s Home and the World is forthcoming in penguin.

Saradindu Bandyopadhyay

Saradindu Bandyopadhyay (1899–1970) was born in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. His first literary venture was a book of poems published in 1919. While still a student at Vidyasagar College, Calcutta, he married his wife Parul in 1918. Subsequently he studied law, and then dedicated himself to writing. In 1938, Saradindu moved to Bombay to work on screenplays for Bombay Talkies and later for other banners. He worked in Bombay till 1952, when he gave up his ties with cinema and moved to Pune to concentrate on his writing. He went on to become a popular and renowned writer of crime fiction, ghost stories, historical romances and children’s fiction in Bengali and received the Rabindra Purashkar for his novel Tungabhadrar Teerey.

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Bibliographic information

Title Band of Soldiers: A Year on the Road with Shivaji
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0143335081
length 192p.