Book Details

Book title: An Insight The Iconic Battle of Saragarhi: Echoes of the Frontier
Author(s): Brig Kanwaljit Singh (Veteran)
ISBN: 9789386618603
Publication Year: 2018
Binding: HB
Pages: 232
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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Twelve decades and the Battle of Saragarhi gives shiver through the spine of ultimate human spirit of belief, responsibility, turpitude, valour and sacrifice. Besides historical facts, the `INSIGHT` endeavours to enlighten about the awesome circumstances of tough geo-topography, people and their ample ambitions, socio-political-military overtures, engulfing audacious par takings and the affects thereon, so pervasive, luxurious, varied and transforming.

The intent and content of the Book revolves around the edifice of the feverish spirit that shapes the human values and ethos that are built on the bedrock of memories that become inspirations at the momentous juncture. Memories are but of the deeds the iconic humans accomplish making possible the impossible. This Tome commemorates the supreme martyrs of Battle of Saragarhi through the reflected gamut of analysis.

The Book also edifies upon some crucial aspects of weapons used, tactics, ‘last stand’, rousing war cries, psychology why soldiers fight to give out their best, and finally what has been done so far to cherish the indomitable battle and what more is desirable.

ABOUT Author


Brig Kanwaljit Singh (Retd) was commissioned in 4 SIKH (Saragarhi) in 1962. During Indo-Pak War 1965, his leading Company captured Brahmnabad, and then area Police Station,Barki (Lahore). During recapture of Khemkaran, he was wounded and taken a PoW for five months. During Indo-Pak War 1971, he was leading Company Commander in four attacks. He was wounded during successful capture of Siramani (Khulna). His unit was conferred with Battle Honours of Barki and Siramani, and Theatre Honour Punjab.

Alumni of Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management, he has commanded 20 SIKH, 4 SIKH, Uri Brigade, Sikh Regimental Centre and a Territorial Army group. He has been an instructor in prestigious Infantry School and College of Combat, Mhow. He has held eminent staff appointments of General Staff Officer - Grade1 of an Infantry Division and Colonel General Staff Planning in a Corps. He has been an outstanding sportsman, keen shikari and a golfer. Besides numerous articles, he has authored three books – Ashes to Glory – Saragarhi Battalion, As it happened – Amazing Telltales of Army Life and The Chameleons.

He lives at 93 P, Sector 56, Gurugram; can be reached at Mobile Phone 9971795295 and

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