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Indians in the First World War: The Missing Links

by Aravind Ganachari SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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This book showcases the unparalleled yet forgotten contribution of India to the Allied campaign in the First World War.

Foreword by Lord Bhikhu Parekh
Historiography and Rationale of the First World War
Declaration of War: Empire and Problem of Nationality Laws in a Colonial Situation
Theatres of War: Indian Soldiers' Participation
Indian Recruitment and Rewards
Prisoners of War: Evolution of the Concept of Prisoners of War
War Ferment in India: The Press, Publicity, Propaganda and Censorship
The Great War in Indian Memory
The Deep Scars of the War: A Fissured Legacy
Annexures I–IV

Aravind Ganachari received the post-graduation (1972) and doctoral degrees from Bombay (now Mumbai) University. Prior to joining the University in 2000, he was an Associate Professor with Government of Maharashtra's I. Y. College for 28 years. He became Professor in 2008 and after being in the teaching profession for 42 years, he retired from Mumbai University's History Department as a Professor & Head in April 2013.

Dr Aravind has published three books so far'Gopal Ganesh Agarkar: The Secular Rationalist Reformer (2005), Nationalism and Social Reform in a Colonial Situation (2005) and Gopal Ganesh Agarkar: Buddhipramanyavadi Vicharwant ani Thor Samajsudharak (Marathi, 2016). He has published more than 40 articles in national and international journals and volumes, participated in many international conferences at the University of Georgia, Ontario, CA; Simon Frazer University, British Columbia, CA; and University of Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. His research interests include articles written on a variety of subjects such as intellectual history, sedition, social history, Gandhian philosophy and cultural history which includes proscribed Marathi Theatre. He worked with Dr Aroon Tikekar as Research Associate for writing sesquicentennial history of the Mumbai University. He has also worked for more than 15 years as 'Advisor/ Expert' on the Archives Committee of the Government of Maharashtra. He is also associated with many official bodies of Government of India's HRD ministry.

He is now working on a book entitled Staging the Nation: Marathi Theatre's Encounters with Colonial State.