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Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War, Raghu Karnad

Label
Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War
Title
Farthest field
Title remainder
an Indian story of the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Raghu Karnad
Title variation
Indian story of the Second World War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A brilliantly conceived nonfiction epic, a war narrated through the lives and deaths of a single family. A young man from the sleepy south Indian coast, sensing adventure and opportunity, follows his brothers-in-law into the army--and onto the front lines of India's Second World War. His army fights for the British empire, even as his countrymen fight for freedom from it, and Indian soldiers end up on both sides of the vast conflict. The narrative travels from Madras to Eritrea, Iraq, and Burma, unfolding the saga of a young family amazed by their swiftly changing world and devastated by its violence. The Farthest Field reveals how the war transformed India, its army, and the British empire that had ruled the country for so long and would, barely two years after the end of the war, abandon it to the horrors of partition. In penetrating nonfiction prose, Raghu Karnad retrieves from obscurity the epic of India's Second World War--a war the world reveres, but India would choose to forget"--Provided by publisher
  • A nonfiction epic narrated through the lives and deaths of a single family describes India's experience of World War II, discussing how the country, its army, and the ruling British empire were transformed by the war
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karnad, Raghu
Dewey number
940.54/1241092391411
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.6
LC item number
.K346 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mugaseth, Bobby
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Mugaseth, Bobby
  • Social change
  • War and society
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War, Raghu Karnad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home. Everybody's friend : Calicut, 1936-39 ; Hukm Hai : Madras, 1939-40 ; Savages of the Stone Age : Miranshah, November 1941 ; The centre of the world : Madras, February 1942 ; Madras must not burn : April 1942 ; Things sacred between us : Mhow, August 1942 ; Do or die : Thal, August-October 1942 ; The King's own : Roorkee, August-December 1942 -- West. Second field : Baghdad, March 1943 ; The Jemadars' story : Eritrea and Libya, 1940-41 -- The lieutenant's story : El Alamein, July-November 1942 ; Kings of Persia : Baghad, April 1943 -- East. Enter the hurricane : Imphal, May 1943 ; No heroes : Madras, May-June 1943 ; Fascines and Gabions : Calcutta, October 1943 ; The jungle book : Arakan, December 1943-March 1944 ; Fight with your ghost : Kohima and Jotsoma, April 1944 ; The cremation ground : Kohima, April 1944 ; The elephant : Tiddim Road, June-October 1944 ; The road ahead : Madras, November 1945
Control code
ocn891611048
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 300 pages
Isbn
9780393248098
Lccn
2015018733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)891611048
Label
Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War, Raghu Karnad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home. Everybody's friend : Calicut, 1936-39 ; Hukm Hai : Madras, 1939-40 ; Savages of the Stone Age : Miranshah, November 1941 ; The centre of the world : Madras, February 1942 ; Madras must not burn : April 1942 ; Things sacred between us : Mhow, August 1942 ; Do or die : Thal, August-October 1942 ; The King's own : Roorkee, August-December 1942 -- West. Second field : Baghdad, March 1943 ; The Jemadars' story : Eritrea and Libya, 1940-41 -- The lieutenant's story : El Alamein, July-November 1942 ; Kings of Persia : Baghad, April 1943 -- East. Enter the hurricane : Imphal, May 1943 ; No heroes : Madras, May-June 1943 ; Fascines and Gabions : Calcutta, October 1943 ; The jungle book : Arakan, December 1943-March 1944 ; Fight with your ghost : Kohima and Jotsoma, April 1944 ; The cremation ground : Kohima, April 1944 ; The elephant : Tiddim Road, June-October 1944 ; The road ahead : Madras, November 1945
Control code
ocn891611048
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 300 pages
Isbn
9780393248098
Lccn
2015018733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)891611048

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