The story of a ballsy woman in the Indian Army was one waiting to be told. It's a pity it had to come in a grotesque green encasement though. Shut 'em eyes, think guts and glory. And, you have Sajita Nair's intriguing page-turner, She's a Jolly Good Fellow.
From Guwahati to Ahmedabad, even dwelling on the 1999 Kargil War, the book tells the story of Second Lieutenants Anju and Deepa, among the first few women to join the Indian Army. The story is set in 1994, and weaved around the travails of women in a male-dominated world.
She's a Jolly Good Fellow, recounts the joys and jolts of a woman in the Indian Army; with the thrill of donning the uniform, comes the ordeal of proving yourself over and over again. From encountering egotistical men to overcoming fears, and learning the fine line between being a woman and a professional, the book brings out a heartening personal tale.
Convincing your parents to walk a path less chosen, losing a friend to a man who claims to love her, accomplishing a goal and three, and finding the man you want to marry – all of this is effortlessly seamed into a story that recounts a life less glamorous....more
04:22 PM, Aug 05, 2010