2014-03-18 09:16:53 - Barin Ghose, in this book, makes an attempt to introduce the reader with his family, an eminent Bengali Family on undivided India, and the life he has lead before and after serving as a Naval Officer
Barin Ghose was born before independence in the year 1944 in the undivided Indian. His family is one of the renowned one from the Bikrampur district of the present capital of Bangladesh, Dacca. His great-great grandfather was the first Indian to be made Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court and was knighted. He did his schooling from New Delhi and Kolkata. He did his higher education from the prestigious Cambridge University. After completing his education he opted Indian Armed Forces as a career option. He passed out from the National Defense Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune as a naval cadet. He was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 1st July 1965. As a naval officer he represented India in many forums before
retiring as Vice Admiral on 30th September 2004.
The book is about the Ghose family legacy and the intellectuals it has produced. It moves on from the early 6th Century to Barin Ghose. He has elaborated in the book his early childhood days spent in two of the busiest metropolis of India. His life at NDA and the early voyages he took up as a part of Indian Naval Force. It also captures author’s meeting with eminent personalities and important historical places he visited. In the book he also speaks about his experiences with the 4th & 5th Central Pay Commissions. He has elaborated in detail his experience as the Commander of INS HAMLA, the Navy's Logistics School. He also describes the visit of late Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to the Naval ship in great detail. The book also introduces reader with the logistics involved in the Indian Navy
and his job as Material Superintendent, Assistant Chief of Logistics and finally the Chief of Logistics.
The book is good to know the history of renowned Ghose family. It is great to catch a glimpse of the life in spectacular National Defense Academy. The book is must read for anybody who wants to know about the life in Indian Armed Forces and the challenges and rewards it holds. This is one of the few books available in the market that introduces the common man of India with the life that a naval officer leads to secure its vast coastline. The book is ideal for everyone and captures many interesting aspects of the author’s life.
Book : My Story--Forty Years With The Indian Navy-- Before And After
Author : Barin Ghose
ISBN : 978-93-83809-36-3
Price : Rs. 255.00
Publishing Date: February 2014
Publisher: Power Publishers