ISBN 9788172239800,The Siege Of Warwan - A Novel

The Siege Of Warwan - A Novel



HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788172239800

ISBN-10 8172239807


Number of Pages 292 Pages
Language (English)

Crime & Mystery

An action-packed war novel from a combat veteran Warwan, a remote, snowbound valley in Kashmir, has become a coveted base area of jihadi militants because of its strategic location. Its inhabitants have been brutalized by years of aggression. Fighting against this wave of terrorist incursions is a lone Indian Army outpost headed by the young, idealistic and gutsy Major Dushyant ‘Dusty’ Bharadwaj of the Rashtriya Rifles. Struggling to win over the hostile locals, Dusty meets the beautiful Ayesha, a doctor with a troubled past—a woman symbolic of the beautiful but ravaged Kashmir. While Dusty wages battle against various terrorist cells, Ayesha fights her own demons—the grief of her lover abandoning her to join the jihad and the longing that still haunts her. Their paths cross as Dusty rescues Ayesha from the savage and demonic terrorist Kari Hanzala. But that rescue sparks off a chain of reactions that threatens to devastate the entire valley of Warwan and leads to a spellbinding climax. Dramatic and intense, this is India's first serious war novel from an ex-Indian Army officer with wide-ranging and first-hand experience of live combat. The Siege of Warwan is both sensitive and action-packed, and shows a deep awareness of the human tragedy behind every war.