'When I read page number 50 of Transcendence, second paragraph, there he writes, "No more manoeuvres are required any more, as I am placed in my final position in eternity".' 'And within a month of that. he was no more.' Arun K Tiwari, co-author of five of President A P J Abdul Kalam's books, including Wings of Fire, colleague and alter-ego, pays a moving tribute to his mentor of 34 years. Arun K Tiwari, who co-wrote five books with President A P J Abdul Kalam, including the first and ... Rediff.com, 11 hours ago
'Many sepoys fought with distinction, winning some of the first Victoria Crosses to be awarded to Indians; and indeed, as in any army fighting under such inhumane conditions -- standing in the freezing sludge, with shrapnel tearing through bodies and being subjected to gas attacks -- some buckled under pressure,' Santanu Das tells Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com Image: A nurse adjusts the blanket of a wounded Indian soldier, as the stretcher on which he is lying is lifted and placed into a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Over one million people served in various battlefronts during World War I. And yet, even today, we know so very little about them.' 'It is absolutely essential to acknowledge this part of India's colonial history,' Santanu Das tells Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com Image: Indian soldiers training with bayonets.Photograph courtesy: Imperial War Museums A little over 10 years ago Santanu Das, who teaches English at King's College, London, and whose fascination with World War I began with its ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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