What Indian soldiers in the First World War wrote home about

20 August 2014

To commemorate the centenary of India’s service in the First World War, the British historian David Omissi collected the letters of Indian soldiers away from home in Indian Voices of the Great War, published this year by Penguin. These eloquent letters offer a poignant glimpse into the lives of these Indian soldiers, whom history forgot.

A wounded Sikh to his father

[Gurmukhi]

Brighton Hospital

18th January 1915

David Omissi is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Hull.

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