List of Maps and Plates Glossary Chronological Table Acknowledgements Abbreviations Indian Army Ranks and Organization Editorial Note Introduction The Letters: 1914-15 1916 1917 1918 Appendix 1: Order of Battle of the Indian Corps in France, 1914-15 Appendix 2: Composition of Indian Regiments in France Appendix 3: Report on Twelve Months' Working of the Indian Mail Censorship Further Reading Index
DAVID OMISSI is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Hull. Before moving to Hull, he was Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. His previous books include The Sepoy and the Raj: The Indian Army, 1860-1940 (Macmillan, 1994).
David Omissi is with the Department of History and Center for
Indian Studies at the University of Hull.
'...provides an altogether rich and resonant testimony to the courage and stoicism of Indian soldiers and makes a valuable contribution to both Indian military history and to wider studies on the mind-set of soldiers at war.' - Apurba Kundu, Contemporary South Asia
'There's no shortage of first world war material around, but for me the most surprising and affecting remains Indian Voices of the Great War Soldiers' Letters 1914-18' - Kamila Shamsie, The Guardian's 'Best Holiday Reads' 2014