This book is a debut novel by Kiran Arvind which will leave you wondering at the moot point-how many people have a martyr’s life touched at their core.
Kiran Arvind is essentially a housewife-married to an Army Officer. In other words she is an Army Wife -so different than her sisters in civilian life-aware of her duties as they unfold in the Unit her husband is posted in ,and totally conscious of her loyalty to the Army which slowly becomes part of her life!
This book Heroes Moulded in Glass is the result of close observation of Army life,its problem areas and its strong and weak moments. She hs endorsed a story which is different to the life her husband leads as a doctor , her chosen hero is Sid Choudhary , a youngster who opts for an adventurous life in the infantry-13 JAKRIF to be precise!It is amazing that Kiran ,who never went to the National Defence Academy or the Indian Military Academy describes so meticulously the life of a trainee cadet at the NDA and a Gentleman Cadet at the IMA ,and the subsequent events as Lieutenant Sidharth Choudhary joins his Unit and is swallowed up in the traditions of his battalion.He then does a great job wherever he is sent and enhances his career.
True ,she has the basic knowledge of a female mind as it affects the lives of Sid and Nilesh.It is however classically different when she describes the attitude and thought process behind the mothers of an army officer and that of a girl wedded to one!Similarly she is in consonance with the nuances of a General and a senior Colonel, who leave a lot of decisions for execution by their spouses! Continue reading “BOOK YOU SHOULD READ !: Heroes Moulded in Glass”