TITLE – PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN – The Emperor of Hearts
Author – ANUJA CHANDRAMOULI
PUBLICATION HOUSE – PENGUIN
PRICE – 299/-
No. of PAGES – 350
ISBN – 978-0-1-143-44119
I was taking my beautiful Sunday afternoon nap when someone rang the doorbell. I got up with a thud and went straight towards the door. A man was standing with the parcel. I understood that my book has arrived. I got the package and quickly unwrapped it. and there it is… The cover was outstanding. A beautiful picture of Prithviraj Chauhan on a horse with Princess Samyukta. His eyes were shining. In the background, I could see the arrows and some flags. There was a large fort too in the background. it looked like a war scene. I was excited, darn excited to go through the pages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anuja Chandramouli is a bestselling Indian author and New-Age classicist. Her previous works—Shakti: The Divine Feminine and Kamadeva: The God of Desire have been highly acclaimed. Her articles, short stories, and book reviews have appeared in various publications like Femina, Women’s Era, Lonely Planet, The Hindu and The New Indian Express. An accomplished orator, Chandramouli regularly conducts storytelling sessions and workshops on creative writing, empowerment, and mythology in schools, colleges, and various other platforms. She is a happily married mother of two girls and is a student of classical dance and a practitioner of yoga.
Chandramouli is based in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu
ABOUT THE BOOK
Prithviraj Chauhan was destiny’s chosen one, singled out for glory and greatness. During the course of an extraordinary life, he transcended the limits imposed on mortals and achieved Godlike lustre. The conquering hero dreamed of a united land where peace prevailed over war and love over hate.
Princess Samyukta loved him from afar, and when Prithviraj Chauhan claimed her for his own, defying the wrath of an implacable foe, their happiness was complete. Victorious in love and war, Prithviraj Chauhan was soon to discover that success came with a terrible price – trials, treachery and tragedy. What happened next? Read the tale of the legendary warrior who lives on in the hearts of those who remember his unmatched valour and timeless heroism.
When I held this book in my hand, honestly, I was expecting an elaborate historical Incidences. But, I felt so good now that I was wrong. This book has that power to attract the reader and compel him to turn one page after the other. If I Talk about the storyline, I found it a bit confusing at the beginning. But after a couple of chapters, It ran like a movie. The narration is just excellent. Prithvi Raj Chauhan was the man with the values. He always saw the bigger picture. He rose above the internal conspiracies and worked upon achieving the bigger objectives. He sensed the threat to the whole nation and fought with all what he had.
On the other side, his love story is just amazing. The decisions he made and compromises he did in
various situations made me fall in love with the character. The book is filled with conspiracies, love,
hatred and the lust to become powerful.
The way Chandramouli has written this book is just excellent. Her descriptions of various situations are
just amazing. Her imagination is of another level. Her love for history and mythology is imbibed in her
writing. She is blessed with a power to tell a story in her own way that the reader travels in her world of
One little request I want to make to the Author that please add a little Description chart of the
characters before the story begins so that things become easier for the readers to read the book in a
I never knew that History can be so interesting. I remember that I used to sleep in my History lessons because the way they used to teach it used to be no fun at all. But this book is just awesome. It is written in a way that anyone can read it. So, whether you are looking to quench the thirst of your love for History or whether you like reading love stories, you can pick this book and read it cover to cover. Trust me, you won’t regret.
THREE WORDS FOR THE BOOK
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Love, Laughter and Peace
Himanshu R Nagpal