The stones in this book are noteworthy because of their novelty and variety. The topic in each story is new, original and different from others. They cover incidents that have taken place in India's long history. They are revealing and thought provoking.
The style of narration and the story-craft are essential features of good stories. The stories we full off movement and curiosity is kept alive right up to the end. There is never a dull moment and the reader once he starts with a story cannot possibly put the book down. The characters, though imaginary in most cases, appear to be real because of authentic background. The author takes the readers along with the stories and never permits boredom to set in. The stories have literary merit both because of subject and its treatment.
We hope that the readers— children, women and elderly people will equally find this book interesting.
1. Terror in Kashmir —Pgs. 15
2. Samrat —Pgs. 36
3. Dadi Ma —Pgs. 50
4. Allah Tero Nam: Ishwar Tero Nam —Pgs. 69
5. Talegaon —Pgs. 86
6. The Trek to Sahyadri —Pgs. 107
7. Strctly Confidential —Pgs. 123
8. The Agent —Pgs. 139
9. The Baba of Bijnaur —Pgs. 156
10. Vasishtha —Pgs. 182
Glossary —Pgs. 198
He was born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh on 18 November 1933. He completed schooling in Varanasi and Gorakhpur. He joined National Defence Academy at the age of sixteen years. Soon after his commission he did B.A. and M.A. privately in English literature.Literature has been a passion with him from the school days. Through out his service of more than 35 years, he spent his leisure time in pursuit of literature along with social sciences and philosophy. He was known in the army for writing on military subjects. It is after his retirement that he took to writing fiction.
The author has travelled widely in the country. The knowledge of English gave him the opportunity of reading the best writers in the world and grasp their technique. He has made full use of his experience and long years of learning. His stories are endearing and appealing.
The author is fluent in Hindi and English. His two books in Hindi—Shreshtha Sainik Kahaniyan and Anupam Kahaniyan have already been published and have been appreciated by the readers.