We have an obligation to those whose valour and heroism deserves recognition even if they fought and died as part of a war that was not India’s.
Part of the reason that war no longer helps to build nations is simply that few new nations are waiting to be built.
Women who claimed to be a ‘biform human being’ – neither man nor woman – are more likely to succeed as political leaders.
We have not seen the last of concentration camps, which embody the compressed and condensed values of the state when it feels most threatened.
Embroidery – often seen as women’s work – was a common form of therapy for troops wounded in the first world war. One soldier, Albert Biggs, learned to sew with his left hand after his right arm was badly injured.
The tall claims of a coherent European culture and civilisation which found credence in the 19th century were little more than a construct.
Shrabani Basu’s For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front is an engaging chronicle of the lives of Indian soldiers sent by the British Empire to fight in the first world war.
In June 1914, a Bosnian-Serb revolutionary inadvertently set off the first global conflict of our times. Should he have chosen more peaceful methods to further his cause, the world would be a different place today.
In his book India’s War, The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-45 Raghavan touches on the human and environmental impact of the war.
She had an inter-racial marriage, fought for India and then became the first ever European woman to be ordained a Buddhist monk-now her hometown Derby wants to commemorate her with a plaque