Hindol Sengupta is a bestselling author of seven books, an award-winning writer and senior journalist. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and editor-at-large at Fortune India. He has been shortlisted for the Hayek Book Prize given by the Manhattan Institute in memory of the Nobel laureate economist F.A. Hayek, and is the winner of the PSF award for public service.
'We are warriors, Painda. The Khalsa does not think of war as entertainment; death is not a joke, killing men is no festival,' said Gobind. A boy grows up, suddenly, into adulthood when he is brought the severed head of his father. He is born to rule but never acts like a monarch. Invincible as a warrior, he has the soul of a mystic. Poetry fills his heart. Few men before or after him have used a bow as he does, few men mastered their sword like him. Guru Gobind Singh turned villagers into warriors, sent shivers up the spine of the army of Aurangzeb and set the foundation stone of the great Sikh empire. The Sacred Sword is a historical fiction based on his life and legend.