(The Confessions of Sultana Daku) [E–book] Î Sujit Saraf


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    Summary The Confessions of Sultana Daku (The Confessions of Sultana Daku) [E–book] Î Sujit Saraf I can't begin to fathom why this book isn't popular Exceptionally well written and researched it is a fantastic retelling of the life of Sultana Daku a dacoit who terrorized Rohilkhand in the 1920s also referred to in Gangs of Wasseypur Sultana belonged to the Bhantu community a nomadic tribe of degraded Rajputs who accompanied Maharana Pratap to the jungles after his defeat at Haldighati stayed there for the

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    Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Sujit Saraf Sujit Saraf ß 5 Download Summary The Confessions of Sultana Daku What makes this book important is the effort of its author to shed lights on an often neglected part of Indian history When the entire nation was burning in the great fires of freedom struggle there were some sects of people whose only means of survival was to steal or to rob or if needed to kill These people

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    (The Confessions of Sultana Daku) [E–book] Î Sujit Saraf Probably the tone and wording are according to the theme and historical moment But that helped me detach even from the story

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Summary The Confessions of Sultana Daku

Summary The Confessions of Sultana Daku Sujit Saraf ß 5 Download Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Sujit Saraf 7 July 1924 Sultana Daku notorious leader of a gang of bhantu dacoits that terrorized the towns and villages of the United Provinces awaits Lt Col Samuel Pearce’s arrival in Haldwani jailIt is Sultana’s last night In the morning he will be hangedWrapped in a haze of charas and nostalgia the daku speaks all night as the Englishman listens He recounts tales of incredible feats an. I can t begin to fathom why this book isn t popular Exceptionally well written and researched it is a fantastic retelling of the life of Sultana Daku a dacoit who terrorized Rohilkhand in the 1920s also referred to in Gangs of Wasseypur Sultana belonged to the Bhantu community a nomadic tribe of degraded Rajputs who accompanied Maharana Pratap to the jungles after his defeat at Haldighati stayed there for the next four hundred years and took to making a living out of robbing and stealing As Sultana tells his son they stole as long as they breathed robbed when they could not steal and killed whenever necessary The Tarai the marshy grassland near the foothills of the Himalayas was their domain and they were well versed at imitating birds to send signals and at climbing trees They were also experts at hiding coins rings and small knives in their mouth deep inside the throat and in the folds of their dhotis tricks that were passed down generationsAs a result the Bhantus along with many other nomadic tribes were classified by the British as Criminal Tribes made to register at police stations and herded into Christian missionary settlements It was at one such settlement Sultana was raised before he formed his own gang and broke free I will not spoil the rest of the book by giving away the plot All I will say is that not only is this a terrific story it is an exceptional ethnographic document about a lost way of life It is historical fiction at its best accurately capturing the fiercely independent ethos of India s nomadic tribes I will not speak of the lies they flung at me during the trial I stopped counting the murders that were laid on my head when they exceeded fifty one or the loot that was entered into my account Sri Maharaj keeps his own book and it is that book which will determine Sultana s punishment In that book my son you will find that a bhantu is no guilty than a leopard in the Tarai When the leopard sees a goat he kills it When a bhantu sees one he lifts it They do not call the leopard a thief so why blame the bhantu We were lifting goats in the Tarai long before we ever saw a sahib or a bania Why must we stop now because sahibs and banias tell us we are thieves They think we have no respect for the law but we have no respect for their laws Our own laws we obeyHighly recommended

Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Sujit SarafThe Confessions of Sultana Daku

Summary The Confessions of Sultana Daku Sujit Saraf ß 5 Download Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Sujit Saraf Ef in his criminal destiny that clashes all too often with his secret longings and hopesCombining swashbuckling adventure with a moving story of human frailty and fortitude The Confession of Sultana Daku is a grand narrative that is as mesmerizing as it is unsettling Told with remarkable flair passion and a rare sensitivity it seals Sujit Saraf’s reputation as a master storytelle. Probably the tone and wording are according to the theme and historical moment But that helped me detach even from the story

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Summary The Confessions of Sultana Daku Sujit Saraf ß 5 Download Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Sujit Saraf D narrow escapes of the camaraderie he shared with his bhantu companions of his love for the nautanki dancer Phulkanwar and of the shocking betrayal that brought him to the gallows But even as Pearce and the reader are drawn into Sultana’s confession the contradictions that emerge reveal the daku’s own demons his fears superstitions and ruthless excesses and an unshakeable beli. What makes this book important is the effort of its author to shed lights on an often neglected part of Indian history When the entire nation was burning in the great fires of freedom struggle there were some sects of people whose only means of survival was to steal or to rob or if needed to kill These people were proud of their violent heritage and religiously follow this heritage and uite normally they are duty bound to pass on the legacy to their future generations The main character of this novel being a member of Bhantu tribe the main focus of author was the origins and later history of the tribe and author has done a terrific job in narrating the story of the Bhantus Things like how their panchayat worked how they created and coordinated a society and system of their own even after being pariahs form the main society their customs their way of living everything was brilliantly narrated But all these things were not enough to save book from being a let down At start the book was meant to be a letter fro Sultana to his son but that format is not used even once There were some parts where it seemed like Sultana was directly talking to Samuel Pearce like a friend is telling about his life and adventures to the other friend and not narrating a letter It would have been alright if there was a bond was developed between Pearce and Sultana but there was no bond nothing at all The other thing with which the novel comes short with is the diary entries of Samuel Pearce these entries were largely inconseuential The other major problem with the book is that it is mostly eventless There are many and I mean many random things which contribute almost nothing to the story Even when the events happen they are not depicted in an impactful manner The character development except that of Sultana was also below average I think if the book was written in an non fiction template it would have been a better one2 Stars

  • Hardcover
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  • The Confessions of Sultana Daku
  • Sujit Saraf
  • English
  • 27 December 2020
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