Book review Camouflaged: Forgotten stories from battlefields


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Probal DasGupta’s first book, ‘Watershed 1967: India’s Forgotten Victory Over China,’ gave rare granularity to the clashes that were central to India regaining control of strategically significant border areas in Sikkim. His latest offering, ‘Camouflaged’, is another masterpiece in which he has now brought to the fore ten forgotten stories from the battlefield. The expanse of the book is vast, as the stories span over a century, from World War I to the 26/11 terrorist strike in Mumbai. From the ground to the air, battlefields far and near, from dense jungles to desolate mountains and densely populated urban areas, the...