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

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
Creator
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
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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mugaseth, Bobby
  • Mugaseth, Bobby
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Social change
  • War and society
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Label
Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War, Raghu Karnad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 300 pages
Isbn
9780393248098
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Ownership
*
Label
Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War, Raghu Karnad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 300 pages
Isbn
9780393248098
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Ownership
*

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