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Sohail Rekhy was born in Mumbai to actor Waheeda Rehman and businessman Shashi Rekhy and spent se... Read More

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Sohail Rekhy was born in Mumbai to actor Waheeda Rehman and businessman Shashi Rekhy and spent several summers and countless weekends on the shores of the Konkan coast. He grew up in Bangalore, fascinated by Indian history, and went on to study literature at the University of Toronto. Sporadic journalism and freelance copywriting always kept him by his pen, as he worked in advertising and television industries and dabbled in sustainable furniture. This is his first novel, the fruit of years of research and writing. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Bhutan.'Sohail Rekhy's Angria is an ambitious attempt to evoke the maritime world of the Konkan coast in the late seventeenth century''Gripping and rigorously researched, Sohail Rekhy's Angria dredges from the depths of our history the saga of the valorous hero Kanhoji Angre and his resistance to the colonialists. This absorbing saga heralds an excellent debut''A wonderful debut that makes our history comes alive through fiction''The saga of Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre! A delightful mix of the real and the imagined'Angria: A Historical Odyssey (Penguin Random House India), paints Angre in detail as the national nautical hero he was.Angria chronicles the life of a forgotten hero, one of history's most-feared naval commanders, Kanhoji Angre narrating his journey through treacherous politics, war and deceit to become the 'Samudratala Shivaji'.Sohail’s book meticulously captures the history and archival material to give the reader a glimpse into Kanhoji’s adventurous life — riddled with conspiracy, deceit, war, and family politics.

Product Details

Title: Angria
Author: Sohail Rekhy
SKU: BK0486067
EAN: 9780143464105
Language: eng

About Author

Sohail Rekhy was born in Mumbai to actors Waheeda Rehman and Kamaljeet and spent several summers and countless weekends on the shores of Raigad District. He grew up in Bangalore, fascinated by Indian history, and went on to study literature at the University of Toronto. Sporadic journalism and freelance copywriting always kept him by his pen, as he worked in advertising and television industries and dabbled in sustainable furniture. This is his first novel, a fruit of years of research and writing. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Bhuta.

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