Publish With Us

Follow Penguin

Follow Penguinsters

Follow Hind Pocket Books

Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

A biography of Captain Kamal Bakshi, taken as Prisoner of War in the 1971 Indo-Pak War

Shivalik Bakshi
Select Preferred Format
<
Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

Capt. Kamal Bakshi fought in the 1971 Indo-Pak War and went missing after the Battle of Chhamb–the bloodiest battle of 1971. Although no one from his battalion had seen him get killed, no one had been able to locate his body. And so, the military declared him ‘Missing, Believed Killed’–the ambiguous status assigned to soldiers when their death cannot be confirmed.
However, six years after the war, the Indian government changed its mind. The Ministry of External Affairs announced in Parliament that Indian intelligence agencies have reason to believe that Pakistan had not been truthful when it handed over the list of Indian POWs in its custody. It went on to state the names of at least forty Indian soldiers still believed to be in Pakistani custody and one of the names was Kamal Bakshi’s.
This book has been written by his nephew Shivalik Bakshi. It is his story, recreated from his letters, diaries, recollections of those who crossed paths with him and published accounts of the Battle of Chhamb.

Imprint: Penguin Veer

Published: Jul/2023

ISBN: 9780143460411

Length : 224 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Nowhere Man

A biography of Captain Kamal Bakshi, taken as Prisoner of War in the 1971 Indo-Pak War

Shivalik Bakshi

Capt. Kamal Bakshi fought in the 1971 Indo-Pak War and went missing after the Battle of Chhamb–the bloodiest battle of 1971. Although no one from his battalion had seen him get killed, no one had been able to locate his body. And so, the military declared him ‘Missing, Believed Killed’–the ambiguous status assigned to soldiers when their death cannot be confirmed.
However, six years after the war, the Indian government changed its mind. The Ministry of External Affairs announced in Parliament that Indian intelligence agencies have reason to believe that Pakistan had not been truthful when it handed over the list of Indian POWs in its custody. It went on to state the names of at least forty Indian soldiers still believed to be in Pakistani custody and one of the names was Kamal Bakshi’s.
This book has been written by his nephew Shivalik Bakshi. It is his story, recreated from his letters, diaries, recollections of those who crossed paths with him and published accounts of the Battle of Chhamb.

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

Shivalik Bakshi

Shivalik Bakshi was born in Amritsar. He is a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) engineer by profession. When not working in a laboratory, he likes to investigate the case of his missing uncle. He can be contacted by email at CaptainKamalBakshi@gmail.com.

error: Content is protected !!