"Human in Khaki" strings together real life incidents and anecdotes of a career in the Indian Police Service, of an officer, who having been born and bred in a rural landscape emerges from IIT, Delhi with an intention to serve, finding his true calling as a cop.
Written in a 'short stories' mode, the gripping narrative brings to the fore the essence of pro-active, people-oriented and effective policing. With the background of real incidents, the stories bring out different facets of how outcomes could have been much worse had the police not been sensitive and perceptive to the needs of the ordinary individuals who do not have the backing of wealth or influence. This book is available in Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi.
Human in Khaki has been awarded with GB Pant Award by BPR&D Govt of India
The book addresses contemporary issues that plague modern India such as terror, the widening gap between the haves and have-nots, crime against women, the changing value system and most significantly - basic police procedure, that is designed to serve the powerless and yet mostly ends up serving a powerful few. It also challenges several common myths about the functioning of the police force.
While the book will serve as a mirror to men in uniform and the public services about their own functioning, it will also allow the public at large a 'peep' into the working of the police and thus encourage and empower the man-on-the street to ensure that he is served with greater efficiency.