Mady Menon (Col P Madhavan, Veteran) is an infantry officer of the Indian Army. He is an ex NDA and a post-graduate from the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has had extensive experience in Anti-Terrorist, Counterinsurgency and High Altitude operations in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland and Sri Lanka. He has served over 15 years in North East India.
An attack at Ninu in 1875 left many of British survey team dead. The British totally isolated the Wanchos until India gained independence. Today these tribals are a proud modern and vibrant society. This is their story, a historical story never told before. A tale of beautiful Arunachal Pradesh, its evolution as a state, and of its many tribes. Shawang is the fictitious protagonist. He and his wife, Chanyo, tell you of Wancho life and how they progressed. The people went from primitivity to prosperity, from animism to Christianity. Stories of Bamboo Flowering, Badminton, Assam Rifles, the Naga rebels and of the Stillwell Road to China add interest. These are all woven into this unique story. For better understanding, the story covers Assam's incredible history in brief. This story is a historical treasure to understand the North East. It is invaluable for teachers, school students and historians. It will interest Army men and administrators, both in Arunachal and all over Indian. Do wait for the twist at the end to travel back in history