This chapter considers the literary outputs from India at the backdrop of the First World War. Reviewing the writings of several prominent Indian writers and thinkers alongside their political activism, the chapter argues for a nuanced reading of Indian texts and motivations for Indian participation in a colonial war. It then considers two texts as case-studies to uncover the rich and complex relationship of written language, anti-colonialism, and militarism inherent in the literature of India from this period.
|Title of host publication
|Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War
|Ralf Schneider, Jane Potter
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 20 Sept 2021
|Handbooks of English and American Studies