Begum Sumroo

by Partap Sharma

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Author: Partap Sharma

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 136

Binding: Paperback

Package Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches

Release Date: 01-09-2004

Details: In late eighteenth century India, the Mughal Empire under Shah Alam was in the midst of its slow and painful decline. The country was swarming with European mercenaries, soldiers and adventurers who came to make their fortunes by participating in the numerous power-struggles occurring throughout the land. Begum Sumroo: A Play in Three Acts is the story of a Swiss-German soldier-of-fortune, Colonel Walter Reinhardt who commanded one of the best training brigades in the country and of an impoverished Indian dancing girl who took over the brigade to make it the most efficient force in India, never losing a battle, wooed by both the English and French and leading a life more extraordinary than any man of her time. Review “The dialogues are gripping and the scenes exude a raw power”.—India Today “Begum Sumroo is a play portraying a remarkable woman…. Begum Sumroo is not just a play but marks a milestone…”—Femina “ The begum rides again. Forgotten by history Begum Sumroo vanished into obscurity… Pratap Sharma's play brings the 18th century ruler back into the limelight. Today …. The begum is not property…”—The Times of India.