I lost my dad when I was 21. She lost hers when she was 3 and her sister was 3 months old. I lost my dad to a road accident, she lost hers to war.
From the pre-partition days till now, this is a well researched book that talks of all the major wars, the Kashmir issue, Article 370, the US-Soviet-Afgan-Pakistan-Bangladesh issues faced by India, also often describing how Pakistan has now become a nuclear state, thus becoming a country dreaded by all the other nations.
The book had me spell bound from the very first page. It is often said that entrepreneurs are risk takers, go getters and what not - but Phil's book tells you the real fact - these are the people "passionate" about their dreams!
I have repeatedly seen this book tucking out of bags of women passengers in India, and have often wondered if this was a conscious choice or they randomly drew a parallel between Panchaali's journey to theirs.