Combat Skirts

Enrolled in an Army hostel to study Law, Saba is torn between her duty towards her parents and her newfound freedom. To complicate matters, she has more suitors than she can handle.

Who will she choose?

The old crush?

The college hotshot?

Or the mysterious Lieutenant?

“A breezy coming-of-age story. Beautifully written.” - Varun Grover

“A smooth, peppy, feel-good story. Sahana has a very visual way of writing that makes the book an easy read. Don’t miss it.” - Samar Khan


Sahana Ahmed, née Chowdhury, is a novelist and short story writer. An alumna of University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing India Workshop, her work has appeared in various publications including Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine and The Hindu BusinessLine.

Her short story, Zeenat Aman Is Not a Soldier, was a finalist in the inaugural Juggernaut Love Story Contest, in 2016. Combat Skirts, her debut novel, draws on her formative years as an army brat. Sahana lives in Bengaluru with her husband, Shakil, and daughter, Reeham.
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