Gomuro Tejaswi has written in almost all forms of literature including poems, short stories, novels, travel literature, plays and science fiction. Tejaswi has written in almost all forms of literature including poems, short stories, novels, travel literature, plays and science fiction. It makes me wonder how different the times were then, how selfless and what a heart of gold those generations of mankind had. Jun 04, Manoj Hegde rated it it was amazing Shelves: The authenticity of this book has been widely disputed but as a book it is one of the best one I have read. But I can say with conviction that Mr.
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Shelves: novel When this novel was first published in it created a sensation. It claimed to be a memoir of a man, who with seven others, had escaped from a Siberian prison work camp in and managed to walk all the way to British India. The story was eagerly consumed by the cold war era public who were enamored by the tale of an escape from the evil empire of the Soviet Union.
It was an incredible story of endurance that required walking across the Gobi Desert and over the Himalayan Mountains. Research When this novel was first published in it created a sensation.
Research of Soviet records since the cold war has revealed that while it is true that the author had been a prisoner in Siberia in the early s, he did not escape in the manner described in this book. Instead he was released as part of a general amnesty and subsequently transported across the Caspian Sea to a refugee camp in Iran.
He did end up living in Britain and probably passed through India on the way there. If the author had called the book a novel I would criticize for being unrealistic and in need of additional research into means of survival in the desert and mountains. Unfortunately, the author claimed it to be a true memoir of his experiences.
I say unfortunate because it clearly makes him to be a liar. If there is any possibility of truth in the story it may be that Slavomir Rawics stole the story from another person who actually walked such a journey.
Their crossing of the Himalayas has similar problems. The Yeti establishes the fact beyond all doubt that the book is fiction, and fiction not very well done. But the fact remains that the idea of escaping from Siberia to India is a heck of a story. The movie " The Way Back " is based on this book. You can read more about the controversy regarding the authenticity of the book at this Wikipedia article. In he and six fellow prisoners escaped and, with only an ax head and a makeshift knife, trekked thousands of miles through Siberian tundra, the Gobi desert, and over the Himalayas to freedom in British-occupied India.
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These people experience nothing less than that. Paperback95 pages. Jun 04, Manoj Hegde rated it it was amazing Shelves: While this sounds like any other escape for freedom at the outset, what left me in awe is the amount of detailed planning they undertook in secret under the hawk-eyed security in the prison before the planned escape. Throughout their journey, every time they encounter the local people the Mongolians, the Tibetans, the tribal peoplethey are fed and helped out without any expectations, every single time. View all 3 comments.