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'Solstice at Panipat' is an authentic account of the third battle of Panipat fought between the Marathas and the Afghans on 14 January 1761.

The sun stood still as the mighty powers clashed for the empire of India in the killing fields of Panipat. Hundreds of thousands of men died in twelve hours in their titanic struggle for supremacy. One of them emerged victorious; yet i
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Published April 2011 by Mula Mutha Publishers
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An extremely engaging book. Very well researched and detailed. However, I cannot in all honesty, objectively comment on the writing style of the author - the story itself is so profound, and strikes such a deep chord, that I cannot give a fair and unbiased assessment of the writing style.

The Third Battle of Panipat has been a landmark event in Indian history. What makes this battle so different is that it was an attempt to prevent a foreign power (Ahmed Shah Abdali) from seizing the rule of Indi
Samir Bodkhe
its a good book.Seems balanced and gives a background before the epic battle.
Siddarth Gore
This is a very engaging book about all the political and strategic happenings in 18th century India. This was truly the era of the Marathas. We generally associate Panipat with the end of Maratha power. But that is not so. The Maratha power was dominant till 4 decades after that battle.
A well researched book written in a detached and unbiased manner.The third battle of panipat and its effects have a bearing on our national life to the present day.if sadashiv bhau / marathas had won the battle,the course of next 250 years would have been different.It would be an exaggeration ,but still i do feel that many geopolitical issues like partition of the Indian subcontinent would have been avoided if the marathas were victorious.But i do know very well that their is no scope for if s a ...more
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Salil Kanitkar
Excellent piece of work!

Very detailed, very articulate. No over-dramatization - told in facts. Great read.
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