THE OLD SANAWARIAN SOCIETY (Author) THE OLD SANAWARIAN SOCIETY (OSSÂ®) is the alumni association of The Lawrence School, Sanawar. OSSÂ® was founded in 1914 by Rev. George Dunsford Barne CIE OBE (Principal, 1912-1932). In its modern avatar, the OSSÂ® formed a society with an executive headed by a president, the first of which was democratically elected in 1979 and over the last five decades, OS have stepped up and devoted their time and untiring effort into building the OSSÂ® into an inclusive and contemporary organization with members swelling to over 6000 worldwide. The Executive Committee of the OSSÂ® endeavors to foster camaraderie, transparency in its working and encourage active participation of members. In order to effectively manage this ever-growing fraternity and its global footprint, the OSSÂ® operates eleven Chapters across India and 8 overseas.
PANKAJ SAPRU (Author) PANKAJ SAPRU, the current OSSÂ® Vice President, passionately began work in curating this epic collection in September 2020, setting a target of collecting 175 tales. His endeavor in right earnest received an overwhelming response from all members of the OSSÂ® proving to be more rewarding and gratifying than he could possibly have imagined.
Tales of Sanawar, is a collection of anecdotal stories penned by some of the school's most illustrious alumni and published by The Old Sanawarian Society (OSSÂ®), its alumni association celebrating 175 years of their alma mater. The book contains schooldays memoirs of Old Sanawarians. Experiences of their childhood years on the Hilltop. Well-researched archival chronicles of the school take us back in time, from the days of the founding of the Lawrence Royal Military Asylum in 1847 to the independence of India and first-hand accounts of how Sanawar endured through that historic period of transition, including the great wars. Commentaries extracted from the school's annual magazine provide a vivid description of life at Sanawar in the post-Independence years.