Jai Somnath

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Rajkamal Prakashan Pvt. Limited, 2010 - 264 pages

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Jai Somnath is a very well written book. It can be hold in the same esteem as “War and Peace” for Napoleonic wars in Russia. It goes into the details of malaise spread around the people in authority, their arrogance and how it costed huge amount of self esteem to Indian society. Book is about the attack of Mahmood of Gazni on Somnath temple on his looting spree in India with a massive army of looters and immoral men in the name of Islam. The book starts on boring note while describing the devotion of the people to Lord Somnath. As the story progresses and characters unfold and drama begins it becomes very interesting.
Dialogues and descriptions are so much real. While reading about the desert one feels transported to desert, while describing the war one finds himself amid the battling armies.
Real value of the book is not in its drama or story. Its real value is in its historical setting. Author is able to answer a tough question which many generations have been looking for and the question is how can a civilized country like India, with heritage of brave warriors lose to the berbers and looters coming from west. This was a watershed event in history of north west India.
Good read, interesting and enlightening.
 

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DHUMKETU ( NICK NAME OF MUNSI ) HAD WRITTEN HISTORY OF PRABHAS PATAN & TEMPLE OF SOMNATH IN THIS BOOK. THE FIRST LESSON - "GUJRAT KA NAATH " IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND IT SHOW PAST TIME SOMNATH TEMPLE.

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