By Srinath Raghavan
In India's War, historian Srinath Raghavan paints a compelling photograph of battles out of the country and of lifestyles at the domestic entrance, arguing that the battle is important to explaining how and why colonial rule resulted in South Asia. international warfare II eternally altered the country's social panorama, overturning many Indians' settled assumptions and starting up new possibilities for the nation's such a lot deprived humans. whilst the airborne dirt and dust of conflict settled, India had emerged as an enormous Asian strength together with her ft set firmly at the direction towards Independence.
From Gandhi's early urging in aid of Britain's battle efforts, to the an important Burma crusade, the place Indian forces broke the siege of Imphal and stemmed the western improve of Imperial Japan, Raghavan brings this underexplored theater of WWII to vibrant lifestyles. the 1st significant account of India in the course of international warfare II, India's War chronicles how the battle without end remodeled India, its economic climate, its politics, and its humans, laying the basis for the emergence of contemporary South Asia and the increase of India as an enormous power.
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India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia by Srinath Raghavan