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If I Die Here Who Will Remember Me: India and the First Worl...
If I Die Here Who Will Remember Me: India and the First World War
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Author : Vedica Kant
Publisher : Roli Books
ISBN# : 9788174369796
Price :INR 1995
Offer Price:INR 1776
Book Description

 Though the great war is widely considered to have been a primarily European conflict, it had enormous effects halfway across the world and especially in India. Largely overlooked by Indian history textbooks, many Indian nationalists believed that supporting Britains war efforts would benefit Indias move towards self-government. As a result, over a million and a half Indians were encouraged to enlist and subsequently deployed to fight for the British.

But what did the war mean for Indian soldiers who had to fight a battle they were unprepared for, in lands they had never seen, against an enemy they didnt know and hitherto unheard of forms of warfare? And how did the war impact the political climate in India? Using first-hand accounts such as letters home, documents from various archives and rare photographs, the author reconstructs the story of a war, which was as much Indias as it was Britains. This book documents, for the first time, Indias contribution to the first world war with details of the different theaters in which Indian soldiers took part. In addition, the author also examines the unsettling encounters the Indian soldiers had with foreign, especially European, culture and how it impacted the way they viewed life and living back home.
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