It was the summer of AD 1399 that disaster struck a small principality of southern India. Mahisuru, which later went on to become Mysore, had lost its chieftain and was vulnerable to the machinations of a cunning upstart. At around the same time, two young aspirants left their ancestral home in Dwaraka, Gujarat and proceeded.
"Splendours of Royal Mysore" by Vikram Sampath is an opulent and visually stunning book that has captured the essence of the glorious city of Mysore. As a writing assistant, I had the privilege of reading this book and providing my review.
The book is a treasure trove of information on the city of Mysore, going beyond the usual information on the City Palace to unearth the lesser known aspects of the city's rich history. Vikram Sampath has done a remarkable job of researching and compiling information on the city's royal past, revealing many hidden gems of the great city.
One of the biggest strengths of this book is the way it combines extensive historical research with high-quality graphic design. The photographs and illustrations are expertly presented, and the layout of the book adds to its overall appeal. The collaboration between the author, photographers, and designers has resulted in a visual masterpiece.
Sampath's writing style is engaging, striking a perfect balance between being informative and entertaining. The author brings alive the Royal history of Mysore through his thoughtful and descriptive writing, making the reader feel as if they are part of the story.
The book covers various facets of Mysore's royalty, from the architecture and design of palaces to the city's famous Dasara festival. It is fascinating to learn about the Mysorean way of life, royal practices, and traditions. The book also gives an insight into the cultural heritage of Mysore, highlighting the contributions of great artists, musicians, and writers.
Overall, Splendours of Royal Mysore is a captivating book that has something for everyone. Whether it is history, culture, or art that interests you, there is something in this book that will appeal to your senses. Vikram Sampath has done a magnificent job of capturing the splendor and grandeur of Mysore, and the book is a worthy addition to any reader's collection. I recommend this book to anyone who loves history, culture, or art and wants to be transported to the world of Royal Mysore.
Vikram Sampath is an Indian popular historian, noted for authoring biographies of Gauhar Jaan and V. D. Savarkar.
Sampath was born in Karnataka. After academic training in engineering, mathematics, and finance, he worked in banking. In 2008, he pu