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Indian voices of the Great War

solders" letters, 1914-18

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Published by Mamillan Press, St. Martin"s Press in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France.,
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • India. Army -- Biography.,
    • India. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France.,
    • Soldiers -- India -- Correspondence.,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Indian.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementselected and introduced by David Omissi.
      ContributionsOmissi, David E., 1960-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD549.I53 I53 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxvii, 382 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages382
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL380034M
      ISBN 100333751442, 0333751450, 0312220618
      LC Control Number98042208

      Mary and her other surviving children were kept separately and sold as property, until she was finally reunited with her husband. The resulting book is an important and compelling history of WWI in the words of those who experienced it. At the same time, with no desire to duplicate Russel Barsh's extensive research, and without the time in the course of a year's research to explore American archives myself, I realized that Russel Barsh was likely to be my only source on this aspect of my study. Most Read. Once he gets out of jail his struggles only continue. He found an archive of more than 1, letters that were sent to and from Sikh soldiers at the British Library and over the course of three and a half years he went to work transcribing them all.

      The first included advice not to enlist, instructions about money remittances home, and letters intended to serve as a last will and testament. Finally, in its use of autobiography, Biblical typologyand similarity to the " Jeremiad ," A Narrative of the Captivity offers valuable insight into the Puritan mind. The military postal service may have encouraged soldiers and their families to learn to read and write. Most Read. Only that man goes to India who has lost an arm or a leg or an eye. It is the ending of the world.

      Their letters suggest that they appreciated the treatment that they received there. Furthermore, there were clear military reasons to do so. God grant us grace, for grace is needed. A week after the battle one Punjabi Muslim wrote home to his brother: God knows whether the land of France is stained with sin or whether the Day of Judgement has begun in France.


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But you Indian voices of the Great War book realise that this is the time for brave men. Only the broken limbed can go back. Others expressed indignation and anger, trying to remind Europeans that Indians were in fact essential to European survival on the continent in their early decades.

Most fascinatingly, the story is told in their own words by previously anonymous Sikhs such as Gajan Singh, a cavalryman, who tells of the horrors of the Somme in his own unique Indian way, and Mul Singh, who waxes lyrical about the grandeur of England he had encountered on a tour.

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I eventually found myself with more material than I had anticipated. In the same way, all consequences of the participation of American Indians in the Great War are limited in my study to the years immediately following WWI.

Furthermore, there were clear military reasons to do so. Some gave instructions to their families in India to value women more. In their letters, the soldiers persistently express gratitude for the food and clothing provided by the British; this may be due to the Indian soldiers' Comfort Fund ICSan English charity established in to supplement provisions for Indian soldiers, especially while they were in hospital.

Beautiful and haunting. There was, however, a more positive side to the experience of the Western Front. Listen to the programme here More Indians volunteered to fight for Britain in World War I than all the Scots, Welsh and Irish combined and more than the sum total from all the rest of Britain's colonies and dominions.

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Yet the Chief Military Censor who was charged with monitoring their morale, was moved to comment that 'not since the days of Hannibal has any body of mercenaries suffered so much and complained so little'. What more can I write? The eloquence and powerful imagery used in the letters give them a literary quality that is rare in the letters of European working class soldiers.

The British Library's digitised collection is made up of these extracts, with black marks barely covering the redacted passages.

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