Brishti Bandyopadhyay studied history at St. Stephen's College, Delhi. She has written examination guidebooks for those who aspire to join the civil service, as well as stories for children for an internet portal. She is currently a freelance writer.
In the villages of Rajasthan, there are still old, hardy, weather-beaten men whose eyes fill with tears as they recall the valour of Pratap Singh as he challenged Akbar, the most powerful emperor of his age. Maharana Pratap's struggle against the Mughals may appear inconsequential in the world of realpolitik, but he is an enduring symbol of bravery and courage. Centuries after his time, the revolutionary Surjya Sen invoked the name of the legendary warrior to rouse his followers against the Chittagong armoury of the British colonialists. Pratap Singh belongs to that enchanted group of people whose courage defies all odds and Maharana Pratap: Mewar's Rebel King is a tribute to a man who continues to inspire all those who seek to overcome an enemy greater than themselves.