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Kr Gourav Mandloi Mogava, 27 June 2017;
For heritage enthusiasts, nothing matches the thrill of reading such book which illustrates the genealogy, history, and events in such a wonderful and yet simpler way. A gap in our history now superbly covered through this work. “G&G” is a Well-researched, well-written and beautifully illustrated bo
Sangram Paur, 16 March 2017; Dhar
Hearty Congratulations To Commander Pratap Singh Mehta. Books Like These Bring Glory To Our Most Ancient Dynasties, Our Struggle To Retain Our Pride And Honour. Looking Forward To Read It Soon..
Jitendra Kumar Singh, साहित्य कला संस्कृति एवं इतिहास के अध्येता, 16 March 2017; Mirzapur (UP)
देवड़ा चौहान वंश विभूषण, जैन पन्थ के दिव्य यात्री, बच्चावत वंश के मुकुटमणि, सम्प्रति मेहता वंशावतंस श्रीमान् प्रताप सिंह जी शस्त्र और शास्त्र दोनों ही विधाओं में पारंगत हैं। Rajputana Chronicles Guns and Glories नामक गौरव ग्रन्थ का प्रणयन करके कमाण्डर श्री प्रताप सिंह जी मेहता ने अपने पुरखों के वीरतापूर्ण आख्यान को समाज के सम्मुख प्रस्तुत करके पितृऋण से उऋण होने का महान कार्य किया है। माननीय मेहता साहब को इस सारस्वत अनुष्ठान के लिए बहुत बहुत बधाई एवं कोटिशः प्रणाम निवेदित है।
Amitabh Bachchan, Mumbai, January 31, 2017
‘We’, are not makers of history. We are made by history, and if we don’t know history, then we are like a leaf that does not know it is part of a tree. Nevertheless, if history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Thank you for sending me your anecdotal coffee table book, “Rajputana Chronicles: Guns and Glories” – The thousand-year story of the Bachhawat clan. I look forward to the pleasure of reading it at length during quiet interludes, and being enlightened about this significant part of our history.
Captain Surendra Singh Sethi, Veteran, Indian Navy , Mumbai 29 December 2016
“Guns and Glories provides a very lucid and comprehensive account of the Bachhawats of Rajputana. The Clans that preserve their history never die and live forever. A wonderful painstaking work by Cdr Pratap Singh Mehta which has been beautifully presented in the illustrious volume. A must for all Libraries and Indian homes.”
Cmde Ramesh Reddy, Bangaluru, 9 December 2016
Pratap Mehta’s Rajputana Chronicles is a stupendous effort in showcasing the long and illustrious lineage of the Bachhawats of Rajasthan. It is a true labour of love by the author because of his painstaking research into history and delving closely into the lives and times of his eminent predecessors. Excellent photographs and pictures compliment the author’s passion in conceiving and crafting a well researched book. Truly an absorbing read and a great addition to the coffee table.
Samarjit Singh Mahurkar, Ahmadabad, 25 December 2016
Mehta brilliantly reverses the formula of blowing the trumpet of Kings and Emperors by devoting almost all his space to the lesser known nobles from Bachhawat clan. There is a shortage of good documentation for these thousands-years, as Mehta suggests, but there has also been a shortage of scholars who know how to use it.
Aakash Sharma, Student, New Delhi, 29 November, 2016
Just listened ur interview on YouTube I enjoyed it a lot and lots of information about indo pak war it helps me in my ias exam thanks a lot and one thing I share with u I enjoyed to read ur book Guns and Glories rather than my engg book. I read it with lots of interest seriously sir I have never study my engg books with this type of interest which I shown to guns and glories at last thanks a lot for these precious book my rating
Anupam Kher, Film Actor, Producer & Director, 8 August, 2016;
In a world getting increasingly intoxicated by technology, social media and Pokemon Go, Commander Mehta goes back in time and comes up with a book that celebrates our culture and legacy through some really insightful anecdotes from the great Rajputana. He takes the reader on an informal journey where he is not afraid of getting off the highways of history and taking them through the bylanes of Rajputana heritage where we find some incredible, yet untold stories of valour and morality at their most educating and entertaining levels.
Rajeev Masand, Film Critic for CNN-News 18, 25 July, 2916;
In a world obsessed with the future, this fascinating book delves into our glorious past through the intriguing stories of the brave Bachhawat clan. Rajputana Chronicles: Guns & Glories has such a compelling visual style; you feel you’re a part of the beautiful anecdotes, watching it all unfold before you.
Uday Singh Mahurkar, Deputy Editor, India Today, 24 July, 2016;
It is a gripping book comprising interesting episodes of the history from someone whose ancestors held high positions during the medieval period as nobles of various rulers in Rajputana and were often principal figures in these episodes. Lovers of heritage & culture should find this book engaging on account of not just the content but also the simple writing style.
Admiral VS Shekhawat, Former Chief of the Naval Staff, 22 July, 2016;
Histories of Rajputana have been chronicled mostly from the perspective of ruling dynasties, with relatively few accounts of other communities and professions. Commander Mehta’s book attempts to fill a gap in so far as the contribution of his ancestors of the Bachhawat clan is concerned and is a welcome addition to Rajputana history and literature.
Dr Pushpendra Singh Ranawat, Geo- Heritage Writer and Activist, 19 July, 2016;
Candid, compelling and occasionally controversial, ‘The Thousand-Year Story of the Bachhawat Clan’, by Commander Mehta provides useful information on the history, sociology and culture of our land and helps understand our past better.
Captain Pratap Mehta brings decades of painstaking research to a fascinating aspect of Indian History – a history of the Bachhawat clan. Theirs has been a pivotal role in Indian history and deserves a lot of scholarly attention. Captain Mehta has done yeoman service by getting the ball rolling in t
Nawab Shariq, Vadodara, 21 June, 2016;
This erudite, panoramic history captures the flow of Rajputana civilization…… A banquet for connoisseurs and serious students of India
Dilip Pancholy, New York, 18 May, 2016;
Khamma Ghani Pratapsa..! This is great, like revisiting all the places we lived in Rajasthan. Lot of history & significance, good to know all.
Rishi Gangoly, Web Designing Coach, Mumbai, 6 May, 2016;
Capt. Pratap Mehta is a great communicator and has super Leadership Skills.