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Meet & Greet with Ambilka B

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In the International Short Fiction Day podcast, we speak with Ambalika B, Author & Folklorist. She is Celebrating India's 75th year of Independence, one Indian folklore a week on 'Author Ambalika' @YouTube. Talks about #author #lifecoaching #personalbrand #communicationskills #emotionalintelligence

The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat
Rupa Publications India
Authors: Tuhin A. Sinha  & Ambalika B

‘In our 75th year of Independence… we needed quality literature about our great tribal freedom fighters. This book is a genuinely commendable start in that direction. —Arjun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs

The meticulous lines drawn out from the intricately woven Indian history narrate a tale of courage and patriotism, courteous and courageous fighters astounded the invaders with defiance for crumbling in pain their fragile and ancient machinery might lay down on the battlefield. Still, the spirit of freedom ignited further after losing. Indians unified is a resilient symbol of Pure Indian Strength; our most significant asset lies in our people.      

Our impregnable freedom is a culmination of the endeavours of numerous freedom fighters; the depths of oppression create such heights of character.

Our Independence was not a birthright. It was fought for with life and death by these tribal communities.  

Our first war of Independence was not in 1857.

Tribal mutinies against the British began at least 75 years before the 1857 revolution.

These battles were fought with traditional bows and arrows and spears and predated the reported political movement that came to the fore in the latter part of the nineteenth century. As we complete 75 years of Independence, it is only fair to acknowledge that a parallel freedom movement existed in our far-flung villages and jungles, away from the mainstream freedom movement recognised in the books of history. The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat is a humble attempt to honour these largely unsung heroes of an epochal movement whose contribution remains largely unacknowledged.

The book begins with Tilka Manjhi, who unleashed guerilla warfare to combat the British and includes Jaipal Singh Munda, one of the most nuanced speakers of our Constituent Assembly, tracking the trajectory of this movement. These brave warriors came from all parts of India, including the Northeast and the South, and all tribes in the country. The book is a rare collection and a journey into self-discovery for our civilization-turned nation. If you want to be a part of similar podcasts, join us.  

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