From the rugged hills and the blood-soaked sands of Afghanistan and the Frontier region to the political drama that is being played out in the corridors of power of India and Pakistan, the novel delves deep into the conspiracies, conflicts and crisis that plague the sub continent plunging it into a state of unimaginable turmoil. This novel, a work of fiction, confronts us all with some very vital and disturbing questions. Has India's political canvas been so smeared by the blackest of indelible paint representingan all time low of our moral, ethical and spiritual fabric! Can there be an awakening to collectively combat the monster of terrorism, jehad and Islamic fundamentalism!
Vijai Singh Mankotia is a former Major of the First Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army. Winner of the Coveted and Prestigeous Sword of Honour as well as the Gold Medal from the Indian Military Academy Dehradun, he saw war with China in 1962 and the 1965 and 1971 operations against Pakistan. Subsequently, he did an assignment in the enchanting Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan where he was posted for almost five years. He took premature retirement from the Army and worked as an Executive with Air India for a few years before plunging into politics.