Rattu and Poorie’s Adventures in History
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Rattu and Poorie’s Adventures in History

1857

Overview

'Come along, then,' said Lakshmi Bai and Jhalkari Bai.
'Come along and listen.'
Rattu is in a bad, mad mood. Her bossy older sister, Poorie, has taken her toys and gone off to play without her. Rattu has made ghastly faces at everyone: Roundy the cat, Shanti the cook and Mama as well. But none of this makes her feel any better.

She wishes she had a soldier to protect her and take her side. No sooner does she make the wish than the ground begins to shake-and suddenly, there's not one, but two soldiers in the room!

So begin Rattu and Poorie's grand adventures in the Uprising of 1857, and their encounters with its heroes: from Rani Lakshmi bai of Jhansi and Nana Sahib of Kanpur to the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar.

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112 Pages | ISBN13 9780143444374
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Parvati Sharma
Parvati Sharma
Parvati Sharma's first book for children, The Story of Babur, was acclaimed as 'delightful' and 'deeply engaging'. She has also written books for adults: The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love; Close to Home, a novella; and, most recently, Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal, a historical biography. Sharma lives in New Delhi, where she has studied English literature and Indian history, and worked as a travel writer, editor and journalist.
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