Indian Voices of the Great War

Soldiers’ Letters, 1914–18

Editors: Omissi, D. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

David Omissi is with the Department of History and Center for Indian Studies at the University of Hull.

Reviews

'...provides an altogether rich and resonant testimony to the courage and stoicism of Indian soldiers and makes a valuable contribution to both Indian military history and to wider studies on the mind-set of soldiers at war.' - Apurba Kundu, Contemporary South Asia

'There's no shortage of first world war material around, but for me the most surprising and affecting remains Indian Voices of the Great War Soldiers' Letters 1914-18' - Kamila Shamsie, The Guardian's 'Best Holiday Reads' 2014


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indian Voices of the Great War
Book Subtitle
Soldiers’ Letters, 1914–18
Editors
  • D. Omissi
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-27283-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-27283-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22061-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-75145-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 382
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