OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

India and World War II: War, Armed Forces and Society, 1939-1945

ISBN : 9780199463534

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¥11,044
Author: 
Kaushik Roy
Pages
413 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Mar 2016
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World War II remains the defining event in modern world history. We are still being influenced by its ramifications. Indias manpower and financial resources enabled the British Empire in particular and the Allies in general not only to survive but also to win against the Axis powers. The Indian troops fought from Hong Kong in the east upto Italy in the west. And the armed forces of independent India and Pakistan were forged in this struggle which some historians categorize as Total War. Till now, there has been no overall comprehensive study of the Indian armed forces in World War II. This monograph based on archival data studies the complex interrelationship between Indian armed forces, society and Second World War. The book tells us which communities joined the Indian armed forces, why they remained loyal to the Raj and how they defeated the Japanese in Burma, and the Italians and the Germans in Africa and in Italy.

Index: 

List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgement
Introduction
Chapter 1 Manpower Mobilization for the Indian Armed Forces: 193945
Chapter 2 Military Industrialization in India: 193945
Chapter 3 Morale, Discipline and Discontent in the Indian Armed Forces
Chapter 4 The Indian Army and Internal Security: 193945
Chapter 5 The Indian Army in Africa and Italy: 19404
Chapter 6 Disaster in Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore: 19412
Chapter 7 From Defeat to Victory: Burma, January 1942August 1945
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

About the author: 

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

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