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India's war : World War II and the making of modern South Asia / Srinath Raghavan.

By: Raghavan, Srinath [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016Description: xvii, 554 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670086115.Subject(s): Great Britain Army British Indian Army -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- India | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, East Indian | War and society -- India -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.5354 RAG Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Politics of war -- Defence of India -- Competing 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 -- Last post.
Summary: "Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is crucial to explaining why colonial rule ended in South Asia,"--NoveList.
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"First published in 2016 by Allen Lane"--Title-page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-519) and index.

Politics of war -- Defence of India -- Competing 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 -- Last post.

"Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is crucial to explaining why colonial rule ended in South Asia,"--NoveList.

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