Saga of World War II: Narrated by Hindustani soldiers

This volume highlights the role of Hindustani soldiers, collectively and individually in WW II. It was the inexhaustible presence of Hindustani troops that proved decisive in key engagements of WW II which shaped history. The returning soldiers gave firsthand accounts of unheard countries, their people, about vast expanse of sea, dessert and battles raging simultaneously over large area with tanks, artillery and never ending order to defend or to attack. It was an unusual sight for Hindustanis to see White man fight White man. In Hindustan it was taboo to raise hand against a White man but here the White man (British) ordered Hindustanis to destroy White men (German and Italians), who had no enmity with Hindustan. The narrations recall the separation, sorrow and destruction of WW II. Other books in this series -As Told by Them - Personal Narratives of Indian Soldiers Who Fought During the World War II - Memories of World War II - Narrations by forgotten Hindustani Soldiers

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  • Pages: 292
  • 9789386367006 • HARDBACK • Nov 2016 • Rs.795
  • 9789386367006 • EBOOK • Feb 2016 • Rs.495
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author detailsPatiala born Ravi Inder Singh, after initial education in Urdu by a Maulvi, did his schooling at Welham School, Dehradun from 1948 to 1951, and then passed Senior Cambridge exam from the Doon School, Dehradun in 1957. He did B.A. History (Hons) in 1961 from St. Stephens College, Delhi and M.A. (History) from Delhi University in 1963. On passing the U.P.S.C. exam in 1964, he joined Indian Railway Traffic Service, as a Class-I (Group ‘A’) Officer in Central Services in September 1965, and retired in February 2001. After his retirement he settled in his home town Patiala and as an amateur writer has continued to write. His work has been compiled over several years by locating and visiting the Indian World War 2 veterans.