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India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Kaushik Roy


The Second World War was a defining ‘event’ in modern world history. India’s manpower and financial resources enabled the British Empire in particular and the Allies in general to win against the Axis powers. The Indian troops fought from Hong Kong in the east up to Italy in the west. The present monograph, based on archival data, attempts to highlight the complex interrelationship between Indian armed forces, society, and World War II. This monograph is a corrective to the cultural studies approach of totally neglecting blood and gore. But what is aimed here is not merely a ‘traditional’ narr ... More

Keywords: Axis powers, British Empire, World War II, Second World War, The Allies, the Axis powers, military history, Indian society, Indian armed forces, training, technology, tactics in the battlefields

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaushik Roy, author
Guru Nanak Chair Professor in the Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Global Fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway.