Authored By: Savita Singh
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 200||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 29.95|
Bhavana Rai finds the diary of a Pakistani officer and a manuscript written by her mother about the ’71 war. Although the manuscript is written as a fiction, she recognizes the various characters on whose experiences it is based. This is the story of that war, which brought about the birth of Bangladesh. It is the story of characters like Major Thakur, who goes through the then East Pakistan and is witness to the birth of Bangladesh; Pushpa, a socialite who runs away from home to join her star-crossed love Romesh, a fighter pilot; a mother who kills her own son when she finds him playing traitor; Raka, a smuggler by profession but a manas patriotic as any other man in India; and Surendernath, a doctor, oath-bound to save lives, who finds himself killing people instead. It is the story of the human side of war.
Savita Singh did her schooling from DPS Mathura Road and St. Joseph’s Convent High School, Patna. She mastered in aviation psychology from Delhi University and got a gold medal. She did her MPhil in social psychology after a break of twenty years, again from DU.
Savita Singh has been writing professionally since 1979 and has more than 350 published short stories, articles, poems, dramas, etc., to her credit. This includes a dozen books. She writes both in English and Hindi. She has written on all sorts of topics, right from children’s literature, to Mills & Boon kind of romances, to human-interest stories and a few TV serials also. She has done translation work from Hindi to English, a stint as agony aunt and reported for The Times of India.
She was married to an army officer, who died in a tragic accident while on duty in 1990. Many of these stories are based on her own experiences or those of her friends. She has been published in many magazines and by many publishers, like Woman’s Era, Champak, Femina, Sainik Samachar, Illustrated Weekly, India Book House, Rupa, Ratan Printing Press and Strategic Books.