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TitleIndia's war : the making of modern South Asia, 1939-1945
Author Srinath Raghavan
ImprintLondon : Penguin Books, 2017
Descript xvii, 554 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 20 cm


A welcome addition to his previous volumes on South Asia, in particular on Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, in War and Peace in Modern India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and the struggle on the creation of Bangladesh and subcontinental historiography in 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh (Harvard University Press, 2013). This book has captured the fundamental elements of India under British colonial rule, and the extraordinary changes that occurred during the Second World War. With few strategic choices offered by the crumbling British Raj, India witnessed sudden fluctuations as millions of Indian soldiers fought in the deadliest conditions in Europe and North Africa against Axis forces, and in Hong Kong against the Japanese Army, which was determined to invade Eastern India. -- Book review from Strategic Analysis, 2017


Politics of war -- Defence of India -- Comperting offers -- Mobilizing India -- Into Africa -- The oil campaigns -- Fox hunting -- Collapsing dominoes -- Coils of war -- Declarations for India -- Rumour and revolt -- Indian national armies -- Allies at war -- War economy -- Around the mediterranean -- Preparation -- Back to Burma -- Post-war

World War 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India India -- History -- 20th century

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