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Farthest field : an Indian story of the Second World War

Author: Raghu Karnad
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A brilliantly conceived non-fiction epic, a war narrated through the lives and deaths of a single family. A young man from the sleepy south Indian coast, sensing adventure and opportunity, follows his brothers-in-law into the Army - and onto the front lines of India's Second World War. His army fights for the British Empire, even as his countrymen fight for freedom from it, and Indian soldiers end up on both sides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Bobby Mugaseth; Bobby Mugaseth; Bobby Mugaseth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raghu Karnad
ISBN: 9780008115722 0008115729 9780008133238 0008133239
OCLC Number: 911016998
Description: xx, 300 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Raghu Karnad.

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Described as `a masterpiece' by critics, this remarkable book tells the story of war through the lives and deaths of a single family. Absolutely unforgettable new writing.  Read more...

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