Talking about the development, Sampath said in an official statement, “Working with Penguin and its motivated team has been extremely refreshing and rewarding. I am delighted that I’m deepening this bond with Penguin through a series of three forthcoming books that I have signed up with them, in addition to the second volume on Savarkar that I’m trying to wrap up. Given the huge demand for non-fiction today, it’s perhaps never been a better time in India to be a historian and to tell these compelling stories of our past in a manner that interests, excites and inspires.”
The three upcoming books by Sampath are– a biography on 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan; a book on 17th century Maratha ruler titled ‘Chhatrapati: The Life and Times of Shivaji Bhosale’; and ‘Unsung Tales from Indian History’ which will explore lesser-known historical heroes and their stories.
Premanka Goswami, Executive Editor at Penguin Random House India, said in the statement, “Vikram Sampath is a brilliant historian. Time and again, his works have fascinated us and expanded our viewpoints. We are thrilled to work with Vikram on these three new books that will open a window to understanding Chhatrapati Shivaji and Tipu Sultan, and showcase the many tales of valour from our rich past.”
Sampath’s three new books are planned to be published from 2022 onwards.