The Raj at War

The Raj at War

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Fellows' Dining Room
Speaker(s): 
Yasmin Khan (Oxford)
Convenor: 
Dr F Devji
Series: 
South Asia Seminar

This seminar will stress India's extensive and diverse involvement in the Second World War through the perspectives of British and Indian life-histories. It will also reflect on writing narrative history in the light of historiographical debates in South Asia. 

Yasmin Khan is an Associate Professor of History at Oxford, based at Kellogg College and the Department for Continuing Education. Her first book was The Great Partition (Yale, 2007) and she has recently published The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War (The Bodley Head, 2015). 

 

Image: 'Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, toured prison camps at Singapore recently (Sept 45). He was accompanied by Lady Louis Mountbatten. Lord Louis talks to released Indian prisoners of war at Singapore. Lady Louis stands behind him.'
C/1942 INTERSERVICES PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTORATE, INDIA.