Iron Fist, Velvet Glove


Author: Mahesh Nair

9789380151922 | Hardcover with Dust Jacket | pp. 240 | 2011 | CinnamonTeal Publishing

This book has pictures.

Iron Fist, Velvet Glove book is a photo journey of the author showcasing the two different and diametrically opposite facets of the lives of our soldiers, especially in the far-flug and remote areas adjoining the borders with China, Pakistan, Burma and Bangladesh.

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Iron Fist, Velvet Glove is a photo journey that provides an insights in the life of the Indian Army. The Iron Fist symbolises the lives of Indian soldiers patrolling the remote borders of the country in inclement weather and inhospitable conditions fearing for their lives even in peacetime. The velvet Glove implicates the social initiatives undertaken to provide basic amenities like transportation, healthcare, education and even food.

The book is an attempt to capture the dichotomy of the army life through the eyes of a photographer who traveled these areas.

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Mahesh Nair




CinnamonTeal Publishing


Hardcover with Dust Jacket



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About the Author

Mahesh Nair’s work primarily focuses on environment, wildlife and nature photography, but he has the passion to pick up unusual themes. His first book Let There Be Light focuses on the importance of light in various art forms.


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