Insomnia by Rachna Bisht

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Insomnia by Rachna Bisht is a heartening short-story collection that evokes the beautiful and complex world of army cantonments. Published by Penguin, the book hit the shelves in October 2020.

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A retired General is haunted by the voices of dead men.
Soldiers from two enemy nations manning posts in freezing Siachen form a strange connection.
A young Lieutenant dying in the jungles of Arunachal is watched over by three men, one of whom would have his destiny changed forever.
What is the dark secret held by a Major and his men operating incognito in Kashmir?
What surprise is a train bound for Agra bringing to the all-male bastion of 13 Para?
Who are the invisible people a little girl awaiting brain surgery in the Lansdowne Military Hospital talks to?

From the bestselling author of The Brave1965 and Kargil comes Insomnia that will take you into the olive-green world of army cantonments, through stories that will delight and disturb in equal measure.

About the Author

Rachna Bisht Rawat is the author of five books by Penguin Random House, including the bestsellers The Brave and Kargil. She lives in New Delhi with Saransh, the wise teen; Hukum, the bushy-tailed golden retriever; an eclectic collection of books and music; and Manoj, the man in olive green who met her twenty-eight years back, when he was a Gentleman Cadet at the Indian Military Academy, and offered to be her comrade for life.

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