Contents of ‘Indian Army Wife’ derogatory, will seek legal recourse, says Army

New Delhi: A livid Indian Army is framing a written complaint to online retailer Amazon and also mulling options including taking legal recourse over the sexual content and title of a racy online e-book ‘Indian Army Wife’.

An Army source told this newspaper: “We will definitely act on this book and its title which is very derogatory to the wives of Army officials and soldiers”.

Said Colonel Aman Anand, spokesperson, Indian Army: “It is our duty to protect the honour of Army wives who are known to sacrifice everything, including their husbands, for national duties”.

The 68-page book, the Kindle edition of which was first published in September 2016, is written by Aman K, who is believed to be a UK-based writer. 

The e-book tells the story of a Brigadier’s wife who explains “how she became an exhibitionist at a young age and then how she became a shared hotwife (a woman who has sex with other men with her husband’s approval) in order to accelerate her husband’s career”.

An online promotion on the book says: “Read on to find out how Abhijeet gets from Captain to Brigadier in record time.

“This story has it all, from flashing a school teacher to husband watching … and more,” goes the online promotion.

Calling the book ‘demeaning, defamatory and scandalous’, Major General T. Parshad (Retd), former Judge Advocate General (JAG), said: “I am not aware of the contents of the book but after reading the book details, I find it absolutely derogatory. “It is not only the duty of the Army but of the entire nation to safeguard the honour and reputation of our ladies from such scandalous write-ups, which for monetary benefits defame the Army wives as a class,” he said.

Aman K. is the pseudonym of someone who purportedly described himself in 2016 on an online portal as a London-based 33 years old born to Indian parents there.

Aman K’s other equally suggestive titles include ‘Indian Hot Wife: Seduced by her Personal Trainer’, “My Indian Wife - First Time Shared’, ‘Married But Available: Indian Hot Wife’, etc.