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Dr Jehangir Anklesaria has come up the hard way. Having graduated from medical college in Bombay ... Read More

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Dr Jehangir Anklesaria has come up the hard way. Having graduated from medical college in Bombay in 1914, he launches his medical career in Rangoon. Life is good until December 1941, when the Burmese city is bombed by the Japanese, and everything changes overnight.

Duty-bound, he decides to stay back and join the war effort, working tirelessly to quell a cholera epidemic. Under relentless attack, the army falls back towards the Indian border, where Jehangir suffers an ambush, losing all he has to rogues at gunpoint. Now he is just one of thousands crawling their way up and down the 5,000-foot-high, jungle-clad mountains of Assam, his body ravaged by malaria, dysentery, blood-sucking leeches and starvation.

In The 24th Mile, Tehmton S. Mistry, part of the next generation of Jehangir's larger family, evocatively recreates the story of his grit and heroism in his death-defying journey to safety.

‰Û÷Astory of heroism, grit and courage and most eminently readable: since it isalso filled with humour and fun.‰۪
‰ÛÓFali S. Nariman

‰Û÷Tellsthe fascinating story of Dr Jehangir Anklesaria‰۪s selfless service to humanity,total devotion to duty and courage in adversity. Mistry‰۪s narrative isscintillating, fluent and gripping; he has a neat turn of phrase.‰۪
‰ÛÓBrigadier K.S. Brar

‰Û÷Awell-crafted book that grippingly describes the carnage, devastation and miserythat took place when the Japanese invaded Burma in WWII. Dr Jehangir stands outas a beacon of light, showing how life should be lived and enjoyed withoutlosing sight of one‰۪s duty, devotion, courage and humanity.‰۪
‰ÛÓDr Farokh E. Udwadia

‰Û÷Weare now reminded daily, as a pandemic plows through the world, how much we needleadership during a crisis ‰Û? In this beautifully written book, we learn of aman who was able to provide just such leadership. The 24th Mile is bothan intimate family history and a gripping story of heroism and self-sacrifice,of intelligence and wisdom, that provides many lessons for all of us.‰۪
‰ÛÓDr Nigel Paneth

Product Details

Title: The24th Mile
SKU: BK0453707
EAN: 9789354225338
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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