But among all, there are two of the most famous books that you should read at least once. Known to his friends as sam, field marshal sam hormusji framji jamshedji manekshaw, was born on april 3, 1914. Manekshaw rose to become the 8th chief of army staff of the indian army in 1969 and under his command, indian forces. This book is a reflection on sam, his character traits, sense of humor, moral and professional courage and. Presentations on the book were delivered by the authors, brig panthaki and zenobia panthanki. Originally published in the britannica book of the year.
Overall a recommended book for defence aspirants and general people alike. Description of the book field marshal sam manekshaw. Field marshal sam hormusji framji jamshedji manekshaw april 3, 1914 june 27, 2008, popularly known as sam bahadur, was one of the greatest military commanders indias had. Field marshal sam manekshaw soldiering with dignity posted on december 9, 2014 by arzan 0 comments this book is a revised and updated edition of sam bahadurs approved biography, written by his trusted military assistant. The man and his times posted on august 5, 2014 by arzan 0 comments we are happy to present a full writeup from the authors of this amazing book on indias greatest soldier and a proud parsi field marshal sam manekshaw. General sam manekshaw confronted the then prime minister indira gandhi on the bangladesh issue. This wellwritten biography pays tribute to a man dedicated to the task of soldiering with. There have been many authors who try to bring the sam manekshaw back to life with the collection of words. Field marshal sam manekshaw was indias first five star. Ebook field marshal sam manekshaw m c as pdf download. Indian army under his leadership compelled pakistan to kneel before india along with 93000 troops in 1971 indopakistan war. He was very active till a few months before he died at coonor in the nilgiri hills of tamil nadu. Field marshal sam manekshaw biography a motivation for all. Cariappa, who was conferred the rank on 14 january 1986.
Field marshal sam manekshaw has been etched in the memory of indians as an iconic military leader. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. This book is a reflection on sam, his character traits, sense of humour, moral and professional courage and the enigma that made up his personality. Sam manekshaw was the first field marshal of india, and was conferred the rank in january 1973. Biography of field marshal sam manekshaw, one of the greatest military commanders of india, part 1. Field marshal sam manekshaw is a hero and will continue to inspire generations of indians. First thing is that everything related to sir manekshaw is a gem in itself and so is this book which is written by his adc, sir behram panthaki and his wife maam. Soldiering with dignity 2rev ed by depinder singh isbn.
While the book describes some very interesting incidents and anecdotes from his time with the indian army throughout his illustrious career, the author unfortunately has done a very poor job of telling his story. It presents a unique insight to his thinking and his style of dealing with a spectrum of situations from the sublime to the mundane. Recently came across a great book about an officer and gentleman of a bygone era. Photographs, citations, notes and personal correspondence makes this a treasure to read. This war resulted in creation of bangladesh which was earlier known as east pakistan. About the book field marshal sam manekshaw was the chief of the indian. This book by the husband and wife team provides a window to the personality of an officer and gentleman field marshal sam manekshaw. Book on field marshal manekshaw launched at india house. Field marshal sam manekshaw s lecture at defence services college, wellington on leadership and discipline 11th november, 1998. Field marshal sam hormusji framji jamshedji manekshaw is, without a doubt, the most popular and colourful military leader in india. Which are the best books to read about field marshal sam. Field marshal is equivalent to an admiral of the fleet in the indian navy or a marshal of the air force in the indian air force.
At last we may all enjoy reading the approved biography of indias first field marshall and the worlds oldest living field marshall. Field marshal sam manekshaw was indias first five star general, field marshal. Sam s mental strength and discipline are so articulately brought out through specific episodes in his life, by the author who worked closely with the field marshall. I confess, humbly, that i could not finish this book back then, but it is a brilliant account of the man who terrified the indian govt because he was honest, in. Havent read it yet,will read and revert but pretty much sure as it is memoir of field marshal sam manekshaw, it is worth reading even at the death bed. Having been fascinated by the mans persona i wanted more details of his childhood and personal life which is missing in the book. Field marshal sam manekshaw by vinod saighal, june 29, 2008. Singh, depinder by singh, depinder and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Any book on sam, the field marshal would be a delight to read. Field marshal sam manekshaw, 8th chief of army staff was born on 3rd april, 1914 amritsar punjab. Field marshal sam manekshaw was the chief of the indian army from 1969 to 1973. A tribute to indias best known modern military commanders, covers his life and times and his apogee, the victory in bangladesh in 1971 well covered with personal anecdotes.
Manekshaw was made field marshal, one of only two indian soldiers ever to receive the title. Memorial lectures 19952000 vice president, ladies and gentlemen, i am fully conscious of the honour and privilege which is mine to be invited here to address you this evening. Sam manekshaw was known for both courage and a great sense of humour. Panthaki, behram m panthaki, zenobia 2016, field marshal sam manekshaw. This book is a reflection on sam, his character traits, sense of humor, moral and professional courage and the enigma that made up his personality. Commandant, ladies and gentlemen, i am fully conscious of the privilege, which is mine, to have been invited here to address the college. Having led the nation to its first decisive victory in 1971, sam bahadur, as he is popularly known, became a household word. Also, an excerpt of the lecture is printed as an appendix in the book. One of the best book im read about an exservice man. Field marshal sam manekshaw was chief of the indian army from 1969 to 1973. I did not wish to iterate leadership traits and qualities from books to this august gathering, but share my perceptions with you in our context.
Field marshal sam hormusji framji jamshedji manekshaw, mc 3 april 1914 27 june 2008, widely known as sam manekshaw and sam bahadur sam the. Field marshal sam manekshaw by hanadi falki goodreads. Sam manekshaw has been a legend, this is a must read for every indian. Vicky kaushal to play field marshal 48 yrs on, the life, times and contribution of manekshaw. Field marshal sam manekshaw by depinder singh goodreads. Sam manekshaw on leadership and discipline field marshal sam manekshaw s lecture at defence services college, wellington on leadership and discipline 11th november, 1998 commandant, ladies and gentlemen, i am fully conscious of the privilege, which. On the life and military career of an indian marshal and his contribution towards history of indian army. Sam manekshaw, sam hormusji framji jamshedji manekshaw, indian. A very good biography of our late fm sam manekshaw written in a nice way. Zenobia panthaki had a close association with sam and his wife, silloo, and was witness to many events described in this book. The book also includes a video, in form of a cd, of a speech by fm sam manekshaw on leadership.
I served on his staff from 196573 and was a witness to events that altered the landscape of the indian subcontinent. Sam manekshaw biography childhood, life achievements. On manekshaw s death anniversary, meghna gulzar announces sam. Also present at the special occasion was high commissioner of bangladesh to the uk nazmul quaunine, among others. Today is the 100th birth anniversary of field marshal sam manekshaw, who died in 2008. This and several other anecdotes find mention in a new book field marshal sam manekshaw. Born on april 3, 1914, in amritsar, punjab, to parsi parents, sam bahadur rose in his military career steadily in a span of 40 years.
Its nonsense that people join the army to serve the country, like the politicians do it only for the sake of the country. The man and his times on the charismatic military leader, fondly called sam, written by his longserving. The book, instead of a biography, is actually excerpts of the authors interactions with the field marshal. Field marshal sam manekshaw 9788185019024 by singh, depinder and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. This book is an anecdotal account of a charismatic military leader who changed. Many such anecdotes about sam manekshaw can be found in a coffee table book that zenobia and i have written on the field marshal. This book on the charismatic field marshall, fondly called sam, has been written by his longserving aide brigadier retd behram panthaki and his wife zenobia. Experience the story of field marshal sam manekshaw, mc, popularly known as sam bahadur, the chief of the army staff of the indian army. Sam hormusji framji jamshedji manekshaw mc, more popularly known as sam bahadur, was the first indian army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal. Field marshal sam manekshaw was the first indian army officer to become the field marshal. Who could write a more detailed account then his military assistant, always at his side throughout those tempestuous years. This book is a reflection on sam, his character traits, sense of humor, moral. You will treasure this book like a sacred relic once you have read it. Biography of field marshal sam manekshaw, one of the.805 574 874 479 607 1337 1299 1558 618 1308 1167 1322 383 721 1447 776 895 709 182 896 1179 414 1161 268 263 978 359 1521 29 251 1212 52 315 904 1288 825 606 71 209 583 815 1086 1314 1015