Hari Sena Press borrows its name from a lesser known ruler of ancient India, an emperor of the fifth century CE: Maharaja Harisena of the Vakataka dynasty. The appropriation seeks to highlight the direct or indirect contribution of Harisena whose kingdom and reign cradled the renaissance of Ajanta in the fifth century CE.
A view is now emerging that Harisena was probably the greatest emperor of his times, not only in India, but also in the whole world, since his suggested reign (circa 460-477 CE) ranged from the eastern to the western coast of the Indian subcontinent and covered a vast portion of central India. However, the travails of the modern times is such that most people, even in India, have never heard his name. Majority of the books on Indian history, except those particularly on the Vakataka dynasty, are silent about him.
This publishing house has a long term goal to restore the glory of Harisena. We seek to propagate the case of Harisena and the monuments created under his rule by publishing specialised and general books and monographs on pointed topics.