The two previous books written by the author were immensely liked by the readers. ‘The Hero of Kargil’ contained stories on wars which have been fought by India after Independence. ‘The Terror in Kashmir’ was a collection of stories on civil subjects from Vedic days to the present times.
This book contains stories on contemporary topics.The subjects are diverse, entirely different from each other and include incidents from the various regions of the country. Some of the stories are based on real lives of people, who have made a noteworthy contribution to our progress. Half of the stories are on women; in the last sixty years they have come out of the shelf and are taking active part in all fields of activity.
The stories have been written in an endearing style.They are fast moving, full of twists and turns, and keep curiosity alive right up to the end. The topics are off beat providing novelty to the readers. It is a book which ought to be read by all- the young, old and particularly the women.
1. The Girl from Himachal.
4. I want to play.
8. Where do the follies end?.
10. Shanta Babu.
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.