Paltan Tales

Paltan Tales

Product ID: 18115

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Author: Madhavi S Mahadevan
Publisher: Indialog Publications
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 174
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981946


A collection of thirteen stories about life beyond cantonment limits. Tales that describe the pride, honour, self-respect, discipline and sense of duty of the men in uniform, and the anguish, frustration, and quiet resignation of their loved ones. Deeply felt, touchingly told, by someone who knows.

Cantonment Limit Begins, is a familiar sign that greets a visitor to a military station. It marks the area that is not quite in a time warp, but is a time-space continuum where two hundred ears have fused diverse peoples and divergent cultures; bequeathed them their own history replete with battle honours, battle cries, vocabulary, myths and legends; shaped their routines, conventions and traditions in such a manner that transition, when it comes, is seamless. Men may come and men may go, but the paltan goes on forever.


A Different Man
Barbad Bunker
Dhan Bahadur
The Mascot
The Thirty-Third Passenger
The Field Marshal
Route March
For the Better Half of Your Life
Annual Leave
Separate Lives