- Hardcover: 214 pages
- Publisher: Niyogi Books; 1st edition (1 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9383098309
- ISBN-13: 978-9383098309
- Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 2 x 27.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw: The Man and His Times Hardcover – Illustrated, Apr 2014
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This book needs to be in the possession of every Service officer as its contents are a living example of the code of conduct by which we are supposed to live and behave in peace and fight and die in war.--Ian Cardozo, Major General, AVSM, SM
The photos and the stories are amazing, and the wit of the great Man emotional.--Milind Wagle "June 2014 "
This review is but a brief trailer of a many significant happenings in this very readable and educative book and a visual treat, recommended for a wide range readers from students to scholars and a must for politicians, bureaucrats, and decision-makers.--Anil Bhat "The Asian Age, April 2014 "
For the storyteller this book serves as a reference point. It authenticates conversations and incidents; and destroys myths. Importantly, the book offers the discerning reader fascinating insights into the Field Marshal's personal and professional conduct.--Rostum K. Nanavatty, Lieutenant General (Retired) "Fezana Journal, August 2014 "
This splendidly produced book...is well calculated to evoke both remembrance and nostalgia about a colourful personality and the stirring times in which he lived.--P.R. Chari "The Book Review, September 2014 "
But for an ADC to write so felicitously and so touchingly about his mentor is, for me, a fascinating revelation.--Fali S. Nariman, Former Additional Solicitor General of India President, Bar Association of India Member Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament)
It is a story narrated with affection and admiration but never with hyperbole. A slim, eminently readable narrative, studded with fresh insights on a remarkable military leader who changed the course of India s history --Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to the United State"
A delightful tale woven with great dexterity and garnished with a profusion of photographs that brings out the well-rounded personality of a proud soldier, a military leader par excellence, and a great human being.--Vijay Oberoi, Lieutenant General, Former Vice Chief of the Army Staff
About the Author
Brigadier Behram M. Panthaki commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 8th Gorkha Rifles, served as Brigade Major, HQ 161 Infantry Brigade in J&K, was Colonel General Staff, HQ 3 Infantry Division in Ladakh, commanded 35 Infantry Brigade in Delhi and was Brigadier General Staff, HQ 12 Corps in Rajasthan. Theassignment he values most is as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to General Sam Manekshaw. Zenobia Panthaki had a close association with Sam and his wife, Silloo, and was witness to many events described in this book.
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It gives picture of our recent past. I recommend that all should have this book at home.
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