The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

Edited Volume

Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2011) The Indian Army in the Two World Wars. Leiden: Brill. History of Warfare.

There is no single volume which covers the Indian Army’s experiences during the two World Wars. And this is what the present edited volume attempts to do. This collection of 17 essays analyze the army as an institution and also touch upon the cultural ethos of the army and related social issues. Thus, this edited volume is a cross between ‘traditional military history’ (study of campaigns, tactics, leadership) and ‘new military history’ (impact of warfare on society and culture). While some of the essays take a pan Indian perspective, a few essays also focus on those regions within India


Kaushik Roy

Kaushik Roy

PRIO Global Fellow; Senior Researcher