Indian Voices of the Great War: Soldiers’ Letters, 1914–18

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D. Omissi
Palgrave Macmillan UK, Jan 29, 1999 - History - 382 pages
Indian soldiers served in France from 1914 to 1918. This book is a selection of their letters. By turns poignant, funny, and almost unbearably moving, these documents vividly evoke the world of the Western Front - as seen through 'subaltern' Indian eyes. The letters also bear eloquent witness to the sepoys' often unsettling encounter with Europe, and with European culture. This book helps to map the imaginative landscape of South Asia's warrior-peasant communities.

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In many ways, this is a beautiful book. There are so many books written from the perspective of generals, kings and queens. The role of the Indian soldiers in World War I has been largely forgotten by ... Read full review

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