I have tried my level best to keep the historical facts (as is) when (describing/writing
the stuff in this novel by) analyzing the changing times (history) and importance of
values in the life and documenting the same in this novel, which reminds the political
incidents happened in last three and a half centuries, in the land of Saurashtra –
Gujarat and effects of (all the incidents) on the lives of the people.
Due to the political boundaries and the social and political situation of that times,
Gujarat (Tal Gujarat area) and Kathiawad used to be separate states for centuries,
still the culture and Gujaratiness remained as is (and the same) in the people along with
ethical and moral values (in that era also). During sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the
capital of Gujarat was Amdavad (Ahmedabad) and was ruled by Sultan and counts (suba) of
Badshah (the mughal emperor of Delhi); and in Kathiawad (Kathiyawad / Kathiawar / Kathiyawar)
there were small and big states, which wre ruled by Kings and Thakors.
As the rulers of the states of Kathiawad (Kathiyawad / Kathiawar / Kathiyawar)
have ruling under the Sultan of Amdavad (Ahmedabad) and counts of Badshah (known as Shahi Suba);
they (Kings and Thakors) have to pay them Khandani (a kind of tax). Though they all
(kings and thakors) were independent on their own and were allowed to expand the
boundaries of their kingdoms by using their army. Due to these kind of battles,
based on political and other reasons, even the Sultan of Ahmedabad and Counts
of Badshah also needed to came to battlefield against the rulers of various states
of Kathiawad (Kathiyawad / Kathiawar / Kathiyawar). The people had to suffer
a lot in all these.
In addition, the terror of Baharavatiyas, thieves and DhadPadus were there on the
regular bases and the innocent people from villages had to suffer them as well.
One of the Brahmin and two of the wealthy farmers' family had to pass through
rough times due to these political wars and terrorism. They, then shifted to the
other area. By the medium of them (and their ethical lives) I have tried to show
the lights and the dark, bravery and weakness of the respective times. In addition,
I have tried all to keep the historical values in this novel which explores
political incidents of the respective times. I have complete faith that this
informative and intereting story will be liked by the quality readers.