Books on 1857 War released at World Book Fair

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New Delhi, Feb 8 (UNI) The ongoing 18th World Book Fair today saw the release of two books on the First War of Independence.

These books '1857-The Uprising' and 'Delhi in 1857' are part of the Publication Division's prestigious series to commemorate the 150 years of the 1857 uprising.

Historian and scholar in Jamia Millia Islamia University, Dr Rizwan Qaiser released the two books.

Introducing his work '1857-The Uprising', author Gautam Gupta said the book presented an analysis of the events that shaped the final outcome of this eventful struggle and changed the destiny of India. ''The well-researched book is different from most of the available writings on this subject, which are by British authors presenting a British point of view. This book, however, narrates the activities of the heroes of the revolt on the Indian side, he said.

The other book 'Delhi in 1857' written by Dr Prabha Chopra with Delhi in focus, gives an account of how the historical city of Delhi was turned into a battlefield overnight.

The books recount how Delhi was ruined several times and every time it rose like a phoenix out of the ashes with renewed glory. The British atrocities were the worst. But ultimately it revived to become the capital city of free India.

UNI NAZ SYU HT1820

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