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Mastaan - The Fallen Patriot of Delhi

by Vineet Bajpai
CategoryHistorical Fiction
Reading level12+ years


(11 customer reviews)


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An imperial monster masquerade as a mercantile company. From gunpowder to opium, the East India Company uses every weapon to bring an entire sub-continent to its knees. Even Tipu, the fearsome tiger of Mysore, falls prey to British military might.

As a century of deceit and cruelty unfolds – The oppressed thirst for retribution. Delhi is the first to drown in blood, as a violent sepoy uprising engulfs all of Hindustan. The seat of the crumbling Mughal empire emerges as the epicentre of the Ghadar.

An unforgettable poet laments the destruction of his beloved city and a senile badshah’s eyes gleam with unreal hope, as both sides of the Lal Qila witness terrifying bloodshed and historical battles.

And amidst all the cannon-roars, brutal duels, intoxicated mushairas, ravishing courtesans, haunted treasures and bloody battles – unfolds the immortal story of the magnificent mastaan & The beautiful Fay. Did one man really change the course of history greatest war for freedom?


‘Vineet Bajpai… undoubtedly India’s new literary superstar’ – Times of India

‘The story has such powerful characters… that it has the potential to alter the discourse of history.’ – Outlook


Additional information

Weight .225 kg
Dimensions 20 × 12.7 × 2 cm



5" X 7.79"





Publishing Year

October 2019

11 reviews for Mastaan

  1. Jamal

    It’s a fascinating love story that captures the times of Mughal empire in India.

  2. Yashu

    A great read for the lovers of historical fiction. I would give it 5 stars!

  3. Nikhil

    Fantastic take on the tale of freedom struggle. Vineet is a master of storytelling.

  4. Ritika

    Simply superb! One of the best books I have read this summer.

  5. kritika

    Ghalib is so beautifully weaved into a story that makes you grow attachment to its expertly crafted characters.

  6. Khushboo

    I loved the characters and they all feel so real. It’s a memorable journey all along…

  7. Sameera

    Must read!
    Loved all the action and thrill of the battle.

  8. Alice

    So keen to start the next part of the book after this one. The novel reads like poetry and kept me engaged throughout.

  9. K.R. Pant

    Mastaan is really magnificent! It’s a beautifully written piece of fiction.

  10. Rohan

    Loved all the action and thrill of the battle. Must read!

  11. Asim R.

    Loved all the action and thrill of the battle. Must read!

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