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Author Karnad, Raghu, author.

Title Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War / Raghu Karnad.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
©2015

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.5412 KAR    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    940.5412 KAR    Available
Edition First American edition.
Description xx, 300 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index.
Contents Part one: 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 -- Part two: 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 : Baghdad, April 1943 -- Part three: 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Mugaseth, Bobby, 1919-1944.
World War, 1939-1945 -- India.
Soldiers -- India -- Biography.
Great Britain. Army. British Indian Army -- Biography.
Great Britain. Army. British Indian Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
Mugaseth, Bobby, 1919-1944 -- Family.
Social change -- India -- History -- 20th century.
War and society -- India -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- India -- Calicut.
World War, 1939-1945 -- India -- Madras.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780393248098 hardcover
0393248097 hardcover

 
    
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