Indian Writings of the First World War

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War
EditorsRalf Schneider, Jane Potter
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783110422467
ISBN (Print)9783110426670
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHandbooks of English and American Studies
PublisherDe Gruyter


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