Friday, June 19, 2009

Major Sandeep na hathye

The book is written by Ravi Belagere. The tragedy of this book is that it has nothing to do with major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's death. Basically it is documentary in english collected by Harilal Wadia - a journalist. Ravi belagere has translated it to kannada and published it in his own publication (Bhavana Prakashana). In the prologue the writter writes that as it is translated to Kannada and Sandeep is our own hero, he titled the book in his name. Surely we know that Ravi belagere is a emotional black mailer. Another tragedy of the book is that it is not even dedicated to Sandeep or the brave lives of the 26/11 Attack.

As told earlier the book is pure documentation of 26/11 attack on Bombay by Lashkar terrorists.
As the event itself is very aggressive, its description is also aggressive making you feel assailing in the end of the book. It starts with descriptions of three events held at nariman point, the Taj and the CST respectively. Later comes the Taj and the oberoi. The book is very informative in terms of the chronology of the events and there is no side taking in the book.

The short description of Lashkar and the Taliban is copied very neatly from "The afghan" by frederick forsyth.

It is worth reading the book if you are looking for only the bird's view of the of the 26/11 attack.

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