Author: Deepti Menon
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171677991
The Army conjures up images of gun-wielding men in live green, of battles fought in inaccessible regions, a life that is fraught with peril. But life in the Army can be fun too - and this is what comes across in this delightful book.
Arms and Woman is the personal account of an Army wife, formerly an Army child! From postings to breaking in new recruits, from fringe benefits to festivities, from welfare activities to friction within the ranks - the author's reminiscences are full of observation and wit.
Interspersed with these moments are experiences so common to most women as to be pleasantly familiar - be it managing domestic help, laundering or the more serious issues of motherhood. Racy and humorous, the book describes facets of life of men in uniform that are not commonly explored. It is likely to be enjoyed by readers in the Army as well as those out of it.