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The Brigadier & His Major General

Capturing the lives of Brigadier Karanjit and Swaran Chadda, the book showcases rich history interconnected with beautiful stories narrated by Swaran, who is currently over 90 years old. Swaran is referred to as Major General in the title

 
Dating back to the 1920s, what makes this family saga unique is a running timeline of historic events that affected the lives of the Chadda's in more ways than one.

Dating back to the 1920s, what makes this family saga unique is a running timeline of historic events that affected the lives of the Chadda's in more ways than one.

 
The book has a running factual timeline layered with the memories from Swaran’s past. Each decade reflects a graphic style relevant from that time.

The book has a running factual timeline layered with the memories from Swaran’s past. Each decade reflects a graphic style relevant from that time.

From WWII and the Partition of India-Pakistan to Army life in the 70s, the book travels across Europe, India and Pakistan and is flecked with beautiful snippets from the life and times of the couple

From WWII and the Partition of India-Pakistan to Army life in the 70s, the book travels across Europe, India and Pakistan and is flecked with beautiful snippets from the life and times of the couple

Swaran was 9 years old when she found a poem written in Urdu by her mother long after she was gone. Written in Urdu, the poem said that “I will die, another will come, and you will love her more than me”. Swaran remembers it to this day, she was raised by her step mother, Tara Kohli.

Swaran was 9 years old when she found a poem written in Urdu by her mother long after she was gone. Written in Urdu, the poem said that “I will die, another will come, and you will love her more than me”. Swaran remembers it to this day, she was raised by her step mother, Tara Kohli.

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Team

Design, Calligraphy, Illustrations – Sargam Gupta
Author – Shivangini Tandon

 

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