The Christmas Children (The Mellow Years uHis point Patan is a powerful state in name only the fiefdoms that pay tribute to it wield a high degree of power and there is danger that one of the powerful Mandeleswars heads of the fiefs might attack and take over Buteen Minaldevi begins to want to assert her own power and rule as absolute regent no longer taking the advice of Mehta Instead she begins to take advice and support from a jain monk Anandsuri who has come from the city of Chandravati where Minaldevi was from to spread the influence of his monk Anandsuri who has come from the city of Chandravati where Minaldevi was from to spread the influence of his and his own power But this step or rather misstep by the een leads to some difficult conseuences for herself and her young son as the people of Patan with great pride in their nation and people are not ones to give in meekly while on the other side many others are making moves of their own on different scales to gain power for themselves Will Patan fall or will Jaysingh manage to gain the throne And will the glory of Patan be restored Alongside we also follow the story of Devprasad a powerful mandeleswar who happens to be the king s nephew and who with his young son Tribhuvanpal arrive at Patan the former to see
HIS UNCLE BEFORE HE DIES ANDuncle before he dies and latter to meet his beloved They learn many secrets and face many challenges that change their lives completelyThis was an interesting opening to the series with the action taking place in terms of politics and power games rather
than on the battlefield in fact apart from on. Wy monk Anandsuri and his vision to nite Patanon the battlefield in fact apart from on. Wy monk Anandsuri and his vision to The Firefighters Christmas Reunion unite Patan one religion Jainism In the eye of this gathering storm areeen Minaldevi and the shrewd chief minister Munjal Mehta Both have striven to maintain order in Patan and ensure that Jaydev's succession is secure But the attraction between them is
K.M. Munshi ´ 3 read & downloadE attack on Devprasad who has been the target of Minaldevi s conspiracies in the past and another small attack on Tribhuvanpal there is really no bloodshed or major fight Alongside the political games playing out conspiracies and counter conspiracies the book also explores the idea of pride in one s nation in being a people when Patan s very existence seems to fall into danger its people who seemed docile and peaceful to the The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey ueennhesitatingly stand p seems to fall into danger its people who seemed docile and peaceful to the een The Greeks Acquisition unhesitatingly standp to stand p for their kingdom to defend it But I felt somehow that we didn t get to see enough of some of
the main characters we hear of munjal mehtamain characters we hear of Munjal Mehta shrewdness his intelligence and while we get to see something of him and nderstand his ambitions not for himself but for Patan learn a little about his life we don t really get to see him perhaps this may be because the events of this book are focused on one small event or set of events immediately following the death of Karnadev Minaldevi is a strong character which was nice to see as was her nice Prasann Tribhuvanpal s beloved these were ladies willing to take action to think and stand p for themselves though Minaldevi has to finally acknowledge her feelings and her mistakesOverall this was a good read for me though I think I enjoyed the other book I read by the author Prithvi Vallabh a little but that could well be to do with the fact that this one is simply part of a series while that was a complete story in itself. Hreatened by betrayal and intrigue with dramatic conseuences for the future of PatanA sprawling fast paced saga in the oeuvre of Alexandre Dumas The Glory of Patan is the first book in an epic trilogy about the exploits of the magnificent Chalukya dynasty at a crucial period in the history of Gujar. Detailed Review This book is simply amazing it has all patan history
depicted in beautiful way A must read book which has good historyin beautiful way A must read book which has good history characters everything you want in a book Great book Brings alive the all scenario of ancient times by work of fiction Keeps on hold till the end I know I shoulduld have read it much much earlier But anyways If I put it in contemporary way this is no less than GoT Written 103 years back This tale of politics of kingdoms and revenge is nothing short of an extraordinary work
Neither spanning into years nor going into tmost details without purpose Munshi successfullyspanning into years nor going into tmost details without purpose Munshi successfully you glued For a state which has very less written history such gems despite being fiction a really must read The Glory of Patan is the first of a historical fiction trilogy set in Patan during the reign of Siddharaj Jaisingh of the Chaulukya or Solanki dynasty in 11th 12th Century Gujarat The series was written in Gujarati the 1910 s this first one being published in 1916 and the translation I read is
a recent one by Rita and Abhijit Kothari published in 2017 Therecent one by Rita and Abhijit Kothari published in 2017 The of course says that while this is historical fiction the author has taken some liberties with the romances and relationships and suchThis introductory book in the series opens with the king of Patan Karndev on his deathbed The een Minaldevi and minister Munjal Mehta are holding the state together while the heir Jaysingh is too young to rule At The kingdom of Patan faces an ominous future King Karnadev lies on his deathbed His son Jaydev is too young to ascend the throne Rumours abound of scheming warlords intent on establishing their own independence and powerful merchants plotting to wrest control from Patan Fort There is also the shado.