National bestselling author Vineet Bajpai has once again brought to life those forgotten and electrifying chapters of Indian history. After the spectacular success of Mastaan – The Fallen Patriot of Delhi and 1857 – The Sword of Mastaan, the final part of the Delhi Trilogy, the much-awaited DELHI – City of the Blood Gates has been released.
The growing popularity for Vineet’s signature, wide-spectrum writing genre – that of historical and mythological thrillers, combined with modern-day crime, religion, and action – is reflected in the nationwide success of his first fiction body-of-work – the Harappa Trilogy. Counted among the biggest literary hits of the last decade, the Harappa Trilogy will soon be seen as full-scale motion pictures.
Often compared to Dickensian works like A Tale of Two Cities, the Delhi Trilogy takes the reader deep into the violent and mystical era of the Great War of 1857, India’s first struggle for independence. It is a gripping and intense tale of love, deceit, ambition, occult, sacrifice, and courage. The story presents powerful, new, multi-layered characters, and also brings to life some historical ones like Mirza Ghalib, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Tipu Sultan, Zeenat Mahal, John Nicholson, Theo Metcalfe, and many others. This period saga teleports the reader to a bygone era, inside the walls of 1857 Red Fort, to the havelis, bazaars, and mushairas of puraani Dilli. It brings to life the devastating battle for Delhi. And amidst all the cannon-thunder, heroic duels, palace conspiracies, haunted treasures, possessed djinns, and bloody battles – unfolds an immortal love story.
Author Vineet Bajpai stated that it was his boundless love for Delhi and its glorious yet haunting past, that encouraged him to pen down this Trilogy. As a resident, admirer, and researcher of this magnificent city, he felt that the poetry of Mir and Ghalib, the legend of Dilli’s fierce warriors, the proud courtesans, the refined cuisine, the crumbling Mughal empire, and the city’s breath-taking history… all needed to be brought to the hands of the reader. But most of all, it was the oft-forgotten tale of the unsung heroes of 1857 Delhi that had to be brought back into public discourse. The sacrifices and valor of those sons and daughters of Hindustan had to be rekindled in the consciousness of our great nation. Delhi – City of the Blood Gates is an edge-of-the-seat conclusion of the Delhi Trilogy.
Written in a fast-moving, yet deeply researched style, the Delhi books will remind a reader of unputdownable classics like Les Misérables and The Count of Monte Cristo – all ready for a fabulous Broadway extravaganza. The Delhi Trilogy has been widely acclaimed and appreciated by readers and critics alike. A leading media publication has described the Delhi Trilogy as having the potential to ‘alter the discourse of history’! An unforgettable literary composition that laments the destruction of a splendid city, DELHI – City of the Blood Gates is winning readers’ hearts with captivating storytelling, nail-biting action sequences, reliving of breathtaking historical moments – keeping them hooked till the end.
DELHI – City of the Blood Gates is available on Amazon as well as all leading online and offline book stores across the country.