Editor | Children’s Fiction
Rattu is in a bad, mad mood. Her bossy older sister, Poorie, has taken her toys and gone off to play without her. Rattu has made ghastly faces at everyone: Roundy the cat, Shanti the cook and Mama as well. But none of this makes her feel any better.
She wishes she had a soldier to protect her and take her side. No sooner does she make the wish than the ground begins to shake-and suddenly, there’s not one, but two soldiers in the room!
So begin Rattu and Poorie’s grand adventures in the Uprising of 1857, and their encounters with its heroes: from Rani Lakshmi bai of Jhansi and Nana Sahib of Kanpur to the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar.
About the author
Parvati Sharma’s first book for children, The Story of Babur, was acclaimed as ‘delightful’ and ‘deeply engaging’. She has also written books for adults: The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love; Close to Home, a novella; and, most recently, Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal, a historical biography. Sharma lives in New Delhi, where she has studied English literature and Indian history, and worked as a travel writer, editor and journalist.