Cartoos Saab: : A Soldier's Story of Resilience in Adversity
Maj. Gen. Ian Cardozo’s Memoirs
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"Cartoos Saab: A Soldier's Story of Resilience in Adversity" by Maj. Gen. Ian Cardozo is an in-depth and powerful account of one man's journey through a life of service in the Indian Army. The book tells the story of how a young boy, Cartoos Saab, becomes an officer, experiences the challenges and adventures of military life, and ultimately handles the adversity of losing a leg in battle.
The author, Maj. Gen. Ian Cardozo, draws on his personal experiences of three wars to provide a unique and insightful perspective on the feelings and struggles of soldiers. The book is not just the story of one man's journey, but rather it could well be the story of many other officers who lived through those challenging times. The author's writing is vivid and evocative and he paints a picture of the Indian Army that is both raw and inspiring.
One of the most striking elements of the book is the author's ability to convey the emotional toll that war takes on soldiers. He takes the reader on a journey through the mind of a soldier and how he processes the trauma of combat. The author's descriptions of the physical and mental struggles of soldiers are both moving and powerful. The reader can feel the weight of the trauma on the soldiers and the resilience they had to develop to overcome it.
The book also delves into the personal life of Cartoos Saab and how he deals with the loss of his leg and the adjustments he had to make in his personal and professional life. The author gives a realistic portrayal of the challenges faced by a disabled person in the Indian society and how Cartoos Saab overcomes them. . After losing his leg in battle, he could have given up, but he instead chose to continue serving in the army, and even went on to hold high-ranking positions. This determination is evident throughout the book and serves as an inspiration to the reader.
Another highlight of the book is the wonderful illustrations by the author himself, which adds an extra layer of depth to the story and helps the reader to better visualize the different scenes and events. The illustrations are well-done and are a great addition to the book. The book also provides valuable insights into the Indian Army's operations and tactics during the wars it fought. Cardozo's experiences, as well as his reflections on the strategies and tactics employed by the Indian Army, make for an interesting read for military enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
In conclusion, "Cartoos Saab: A Soldier's Story of Resilience in Adversity" is a must-read for anyone interested in the Indian military, as well as anyone looking for inspiration and motivation in the face of adversity. The book is a powerful and moving account of one man's journey through a life of service in the Indian Army. The author's writing is vivid, evocative and provides an honest and realistic portrayal of the struggles and triumphs of soldiers. The book is a true testament to the grit and commitment of soldiers and their ability to take on the most testing situations with courage, effort, and determination.
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