About the book :
Tipu is an object of reverence in Pakistan; naturally so, as he lived and died for Islam. A Street in Islamabad (Rawalpindi) is named after him. A missile developed by Pakistan bears his name. Even in India there is no lack of his admirers. Recently the Government of Karnataka decided to celebrate his birth anniversary, a decision which generated considerable opposition. While the official line was that Tipu was a freedom fighter, a liberal, tolerant and enlightened ruler, its opponents accused that he was a bigot, a mass murderer, a rapist. This book is written to show him as he really was.
About the Author :
Gajanan Bhaskar Mehendale received his Masters Degree in Defense Studies from the University of Poona. During the 1971 Bangladesh war, he worked as a war correspondent . After that he started studying history with Shivaji’s life as his main subject. The multi-volume biography of Shivaji written by him in Marathi was well received by all. Mehendale, who resides in Pune, is also an active member of the Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal.
Some of the books written by him :
Tipu As He Really Was, Shivaji His Life & Times, Chhatrapati Maharaj Jhale Naste Tar (Marathi), Chhatrapati Shivaji : Saviour of Hindu India.
Two of his books have been translated into Telugu also.