1962: The War That Wasn't

by Shiv Kunal Verma

Rs 999.00


Author: Shiv Kunal Verma

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 480

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 1.9 inches

Release Date: 04-02-2016

Details: Product Description Shiv Kunal Verma’s book ‘1962: The War That Wasn’t’ is an unrivalled attempt at unravelling the mystery that surrounds India’s most shameful defeat at the hands of the People’s Liberation Army of China. This was a conflict between India and China across India’s Himalayan frontiers in the north and the East. It was a conflict that was never formally declared and several accounts have been written dedicated to this matter; however, none is as deterrent as the account given by Shiv Kunal Verma. He talks of the plight of the Indian solders across the northern border, all the way from Nam ka Chu in the eastern sector to Ladakh on the Western front. He talks about the horror that would have happened had the Chinese army not decided unilaterally to cease fire and stop its vicious campaign on the Indian soil. This was a conflict that saw massacre on both lands injuring over four thousand soldiers. The book is based on several accounts from soldiers who were present in the line of fire and were able enough to give a vivid first person account on what actually took place in that unfortunate year of 1962. ‘1962: The War That Wasn’t’ is an account of India’s horrific escape from disaster in young Independent existence. The book is un-nerving to the extent of sending chills down your spine by citing riveting intricacies of shocking developments. The book is a result of over two decades worth of research and interviews by the author. He personally sat down with officers and soldiers from the war. The book features a deep analysis on India’s border issues with China at the time. About the author The book has been written by author Shiv Kunal Verma, who has dedicated over twenty years of his life in an effort to bring forth this book to the masses, so that the Indian populous can have a definitive account of what their motherland had to go through during those hard times. The book has been published by the Aleph Book Company in 2016 and is available in the form of a Hardcover. The book is available online for convenient shopping. You can bag this book from today by following a few easy steps. Review …Verma's book is one of the few comprehensive accounts pieced together to give the total picture—not only of the battlescape, but also the political space. –Week 1962: The War That Wasn’t by Shiv Kunal Verma is a courageous book that…will become a benchmark for the genre of military writing in India. —Sunday Guardian Verma's meticulous detail of the battle lines is understandable for it honours the brave and the fallen…. the story is gripping and monumentally tragic.—Telegraph …an immaculately-researched and carefully structured study that will be of interest to all Indians, and not just military history buffs. More importantly, it is likely to stand the test of time, which is the ultimate criterion for all historical treatises.—Financial Times Shiv Kunal Verma has written [a] very detailed and highly readable account…takes us step by step through the events that led up to the conflict… Verma’s book stands out as one of the most objective and authoritative accounts… —Biblio Riveting in both style and substance, this book chronicles the story of an army that was let down by some of its senior officers…as well as their political masters. The book also documents the early history of the regions…and the goings-on in the Indian Army, including political meddling…— Indian Link Three decades in the making, 1962: The War, That Wasn’t is a labour of love, sans the rhetoric and rose-tinted sunglasses. Incredibly well researched, the book dispassionately examines events and circumstances that finally culminated with the month long hostilities in the Himalayas.—Swarajya