Author: R K Murthi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0333 93039 8 et al
A set of 3 illustrated books on great patriots of India. It includes heroic deeds of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Tipu Sultan, and Veerapandia Kattabomman.
Why is it that while some people are forgotten others are remembered? Because these people are not like everybody else around them. They are not only able to see things differently, but these people are able to make others change the way they think about things. Some of these men and women are different in yet another way. They work in a manner in which others are simply not willing to. For them obstacles have no meaning, they will not accept defeat.
These books are short biographies of three such great men. They are:
BHAGAT SINGH: He cared little for fame or power; and in dedicating his life to his country, considered it well spent. A grateful nation called him Shaheed meaning martyr, a title hard won.
TIPU SULTAN: He prepared for a life of peace and pious reflection but events placed the sword of history in his hands. Tipu was a greater visionary than any other Indian leader of his time. So greatly did the British fear Tipu Sultan that when he died the Governor-General proposed a toast . . To the corpse of India.
VEERAPANDIA KATTABOMMAN: The deepest impulse of imperial Britain was to be rich, and colonial commerce was carefully protected. When the flag followed trade and the British began to levy taxes, not every Indian submitted. The most heroic resistance came from Kattabomman, a minor chieftain in the Tamil country. Backed only by a traditional fighting force he was the reason for a number of imperial losses. He knew he would be over-powered but he fought on...