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Khojidas

Sikhs in World War I

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On 11/18/2018 at 9:14 PM, Khojidas said:

Fateh Sangat ji!

 

Can anyone recommend good books which go into detail about the Sikh contribution and additional details during ' world war I' ?

 

 

I'd say be really careful. A good percentage of books on this topic basically seem to regurgitate colonialist propaganda of the time without too much reflection on context, and riding over alternative voices as somehow seditious. 

Ommisi's book is very good - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Indian-Voices-Great-War-1914-1918/dp/B00XV40UMK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543599606&sr=8-2&keywords=David+Omissi

and this new one may offer a better long term perspective of the thinking of some of the soldiers involved:.

The Indian Empire at War: From Jihad to Victory, the Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War by George Morton-Jack is priced £22 and available at guardianbookshop.com

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Indian-Empire-At-War-Victory/dp/1408707691/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543599227&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Indian+Empire+at+War

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