Indian Voices of the Great War

Indian Voices of the Great War Soldiers' Letters, 1914-18


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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780333751459
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
Edition: 1999
DEWEY: 940.48154
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 630g
Height: 156mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 23mm