October 25, 2021

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World War letters: Letters from the Trenches

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Using letters written by Indian soldiers at the frontlines, Gajendra Singh looks at the life of Indian soldiers who fought the two World Wars in The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and the Two World Wars: Tehelka

Despite the fact that millions of Indian soldiers fought in the two World Wars, these mega wars that shaped the new world order, fail to find any real space in the Indian consciousness. Unlike in Europe or America, where these wars defined a generation, in India they are confined to school textbooks. They briefly explain the wars, their geniuses and ramifications, but thats about it.

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