Kaleidoscoed in this books is a landscape of history, culture and lore. In the bastions and ramparts of the citadels in Bundelkhand, is the setting of events resonating in thought, letter and song. A range of history, culture and lore is chronicled. When Ran Lakshmi Bai rode out of here citadel at Jhansi to engage the British, a legend was born to inspire an entire national movement; Kalinjar fort defied Mahmud of Ghazni and daunted Delhi's formidable Sultan Shere Shah Suri; and the loftiness of Datia, Orcha and Deogarh is among the most venerable of the country's heritage. Time and the elements have taken their toll, but these strongholds.