Despatches from Kargil

Despatches from Kargil (English, Paperback, Chowdhury Srinjoy)

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Despatches from Kargil  (English, Paperback, Chowdhury Srinjoy)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9780140295924, 9780140295924
    • Pages: 240
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    Unforgettable tales of the Kargil war

    The Kargil war in the summer of 1999 was a tale of brutality and courage. Here was war in its essence: barren, icy peaks held by a strongly entrenched enemy, and the only way to dislodge the intruders was to climb up in the face of overwhelming fire. By the end of the war many more heroes were added to the list of the nation’s brave: Saurav Kalia, Vijayant Thapar, Yogendra Singh Yadav, Mariappan Sarvanan and Vikram Batra, to name only a few. Their exploits in this harrowing battle read like the stuff of legend.

    In Despatches from Kargil, Srinjoy Chowdhury, who covered the war for the Statesman, recounts what it was like for journalists to battle against deadlines, shellfire—and particularly vicious bedbugs—to transmit their reports. He draws graphic pictures of the major assaults, such as in Drass and Batalik, relying heavily on the first-hand accounts of those who took part in the action. There are memorable portrayals of the soldiers and officers too—sometimes of the other side as well. This is war reportage at its best: observant, objective, and ultimately, for all the wry understatement, extremely moving.

    If I don’t inform the platoon commander (about the presence of the enemy), he will be overrun, I thought. And all because of me. I was wounded. I couldn’t walk. I must have been hit about fifteen times, in the leg, the chest, the groin and arm… I began crawling down… —Param Vir Chakra, Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav

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    • 198 mm
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    • 129 mm
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    5

    Simply awesome

    Some fine details of the Kargil war is described in this book. Day-to-day soldiers’ tale is nicely depicted by the author. Enjoyed the book very much.
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    PROSENJIT DAS

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    Must read - Impressive account of the war, battles, bravery, honour of Indian Jawan, failure of GOI. It took me to Kargil

    This book, in the way it's been written, literally took me to Kargil.

    The way in which it describes every situation can actually be visualized. It at every stage applauds human success and subtly deplores how our high ups both in Government, bureaucracy and Army messed up the operation pre & post intrusion.

    The multiple descriptions of Author's interaction with different people right from a Signal man, to a Major, to a transit camp commander to Jawans actually gets the reader well acquainte...
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    TEJ KIRAT SINGH

    Jul, 2014

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    Excellent 1st Hand account.

    A very nicely written, 1st hand account of India's 1st televised war. These are the real stories which wouldn't be available anywhere. An inside view of real life officers and men of the Armed forces who lived to tell the story of the war that changed a lot of lives forever.
    A must read for any one who wants to pick through the lives of these men.
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    Bikram

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    Excellent!

    Coupled with good English is a vivid description of the Kargil war, through the eyes of a journalist, who is recruited to deliver objective facts, but can't help indulging in the agony underlying enthusiastic postures at the front.
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    Megha Sarkar

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    Aug, 2018

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    Third eye on kargil war

    Its an interesting book. Its not a war report diary, it tells a lot more than that. Apart from being interesting, it also tells about the perspective of top layer, middle layer and bottom layer or army during the war. It has a humorous, sarcastic side also along with the misery of war. Overall, an interesting read.
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    Paritosh Ranjan

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    Despatches from Kargil

    The book was just awesome.
    Everyone should read it.
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    5

    great book

    i have always been curious about the kargil war..and i wanted to know about it and this book did exactly that..i felt that i was there with them,those incidences wich the author witnessed it was all so emotional..a must read
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    Ritvika Pasbola

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    Wonderful Book!

    The author has written the ground reports very well. The way he has brought out the courage and bravery of our soldiers is very touching. A must read book!
    Jai hind
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Do this Book describe about Kargil War in details eg.. about all Army Battalions,Infantries
    A:The book is a memoir of the author while covering the Kargil war as a war-correspondent. He discussed about events of the war very nicely but didn’t discuss details of Army Battalions or Infantry.
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