Frontiers of Karma - The Counterstroke
A Trilogy - Book One
War till death and beyond...
Seventeen century Hindustan. The Sunni Mughals rule the north even as the Deccan lies under the rule of the Shia kingdoms.
At a time when jagirdar Shivaji, a Maratha landholder from the western Deccan, is busy eliminating the self-serving, native landlords, Aurangzeb, third in the line to the Mughal throne, declares war on the Shia kingdoms. Shivaji does what no one has done before: he plunders Mughal terrain while Aurangzeb bathes the Deccan in blood. Aurangzeb hates the audacity of the kafir. It can set a dangerous precedent but first, he must forge a bloody path to the Mughal throne.
Frontiers of Karma is the story of Raja Shivaji’s passion to create a swaraj for his people and Emperor Aurangzeb’s pathological obsession to eliminate Shivaji and his ideology. The Counterstroke is the first part of the trilogy delineating Shivaji’s astounding confrontation with Aurangzeb’s brilliant politics.
"It is indeed a matter of great pleasure to note that this book is the first attempted version as an English novel covering the true events of the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in his famous battles of wit and valour fought with Aurangzeb."
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting, Government of India