Desh Chaalak | Supported by Mahindra Logistics

Ramesh Kumar

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Building a prosperous nation presupposes an inclusive society. Long haul truck drivers play a pivotal role in such nation building activity. Yet their contribution goes unnoticed and unrewarded. These sepoys on highways remain unsung. It's time to rectify this anomaly. This initiative warrants the collaboration of all stakeholders. Better late than never. Message from the Author

Price: ₹499/- First edition published in India in June 2023 Copyright © by Ramesh Kumar Sketches designed by Thoughtline Design Studio Stories edited by The Word Jockey Creative Content Studio All rights reserved © by the author and Mahindra Logistics Limited. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the author or Mahindra Logistics Limited. The views and opinions expressed in this book are the author’s own and the facts as reported by him; Mahindra Logistics, and the printers are not in any way liable for the same.



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They are the driving force behind the nation's economy, tirelessly ensuring that the wheels of economy keep moving. They are the unsung superheroes, the true desh-chaalaks—India's truck drivers. This book stands as a tribute to these remarkable individuals who lead rugged lives, navigating endless roads to deliver our food, essentials, and everything else to their rightful destinations. Within the confines of their truck cabins, they endure long hours, sleepless nights, and the challenges of the delivery process with unwavering determination. Mahindra Logistics considers it a privilege to be part of this project, recognizing the tireless efforts and immense significance of these road warriors. As an organization, it is our responsibility to honour our truck drivers and provide them with the dignity they deserve. With deep gratitude, we acknowledge the vital role they play in delivering our very lives to us. "Desh Chaalak" is the culmination of extensive research, captivating storytelling, and impactful anecdotes by the writer and author – Ramesh Kumar. Drawing from his real-life experiences during road trips alongside truck drivers, his keen observations, and his vast network, this book takes shape. Mahindra Logistics takes great pride in joining in the journey of the desh-chaalak. Together, let us celebrate the indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication of these truck drivers. May their stories inspire us, foster a greater appreciation for their sacrifices, and ignite a sense of gratitude for their invaluable contributions to our nation's progress. Supported By