This book is published following certain articles and incidents which the author had penned down, from time to time and sent to the College of Military Engineering Pune and Bengal Sappers. The author's family memebers suggested that in view of the very versatile and varied experience in service spanning 40 years, it would be appropriate for the author to write a short book containing snippets not only of the days the author spent in army service but also the period prior to and after his service. An attempt has therefore been made to highlight the Sapper's story from the early days prior to service to the period after retirement based purely on memory and the narrations within quotes may not be wholly accurate word for word but the gist is.
The most remarkable feature of this book is that the author has written the entire text from memory, narrating incidents and events traversing countries, languages, cultures, generations and milestones in his life with piognancy and humour covering a period of seventy years. Through all these years the author did not maintain a dairy recording the events narrated in this book.
The autobiography is very fascinating and readable with emphadia on the exposure the author had both in India and overseas during his service.