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World War I
World  /  Published 06.11.18

Time to remember India's World War I sacrifice

Sarojini Naidu’s moving poem, The Gift of India, which tells of the sacrifices made by 1.5 million Indian soldiers in the First World War, will be read by actress Nina Wadia at this year’s very sp...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 13.09.19

Forgotten warriors of the First World War

“Sisters, you should encourage your husbands and brothers and sons and not worry them with your objections. If you want them to be true men, send them to the army with your blessings. Don’t be anx...
By Samantak Das

Entertainment  /  Published 17.01.20

A carefully organised and sanitised war picture

On June 28, 1914, a young Serbian nationalist assassinated the presumptive heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, thus starting World War I. That, at any rate, is the familiar way that the origins for t...
By Manohla Dargis/ New York Times News Service

Books  /  Published 18.01.19

Tagore's letters to French writer Romain Rolland

This relationship, which remained intense for much of two decades, had a deeper meaning. It mirrored the frustrating efforts to plant the seeds of peace on a philosophical and religious level which th...
By Martin Kämpchen

Books  /  Published 09.04.20

J.B.S. Haldane: Iconoclast, adventurer and a man of science

Haldane had a special relationship with India. At sixty-four, he preferred to leave England and settle down in India, a fact that is difficult to believe as sixty-four yearsis rarely perceived to be a...
By Kaushik Bhattacharya

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Entertainment  /  Published 30.01.20

Sikh lesson for actor Laurence Fox

A well known English actor, Laurence Fox, has apologised for suggesting that Sam Mendes should not have included a Sikh soldier in his war epic 1917, which has been nominated for 10 Oscars, nine Bafta...
By Amit Roy

Books  /  Published 13.03.20

Showing the way to a lost generation

War does not always leave funereal silence in its wake. When World War I drew to a close, it ushered in an age bustling with energy — the ‘Roaring Twenties’ in America and les années folles, or...
By Kamalika Basu

North East  /  Published 30.12.18

In remembrance of WWI legends

A hundred years ago, Kuhoi Zhimomi Sema Naga (Sukhai) assisted by Hekikhe Awomi (Surumi) led 2,000 Nagas to assist the Allies of World War I. Marking the day in history for the Sumi (Sema) Naga tribe,...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.18

WWI historian revives India’s memories

The colour of World War I memory is no longer exclusively white. In the past four years leading up to Armistice Day on November 11, the role played by the four million-plus non-white soldiers and auxi...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

World  /  Published 11.11.18

A World War cannon at nationalism

President Donald Trump’s brand of “America First” nationalism was repudiated on Sunday as leaders from around the globe gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended ...
By Peter Baker and Alissa J. Rubin/New York Times New Service in Paris


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