Book or books Indian armed forces in the Second World War in English by an Indian writer

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Redhawk, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Redhawk

    Redhawk Regular Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Likes Received:
    Hello everyone at DFI:

    I haven't posted here for 6 months, so I am posting now with an inquiry:

    I want to see if anyone here can suggest a book or books in English on the Indian armed forces in the Second World War in all theatres, i.e., Asia and Europe/North Africa/Middle East, preferably by an Indian author. I want an Indian perspective on this subject and period rather than a post-imperial-colonial perspective of a British writer.

    Can you help with this inquiry? If so, please answer with appropriate suggestions.

    I shall be most grateful.

    Many thanks, troops.

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
  3. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Likes Received:
    "Farthest Field" by Raghu Karnad is the best book on this subject as per me.

    Alternatively, you can read "The Raj at War" by Yasmeen Khan
    Redhawk and OneGrimPilgrim like this.
  4. Redhawk

    Redhawk Regular Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Likes Received:
    Excellent. Many thanks, Kshatriya87, for your recommendations. I'm most grateful.
    Kshatriya87 likes this.
  5. Nuvneet Kundu

    Nuvneet Kundu Senior Member Senior Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    Likes Received:
    I'd made a separate post for book recommendations here :

    1. Param veer- Maj Gen Ian Cardozo

    2. Himalyan Blunder- Brig. JP Dalvi

    3. The grenadiers- Col R.D Paloskar

    4. Fakhr-e-hind- Lt Gen Hanoot Singh

    5. Heights of madness- Myra Mcdonald

    6. To the last bullet- Vinita Kamte

    7. Back from dead- Anuj Dhar

    8. Operation Parakram- Lt Gen VK Sood & Praveeb Sawhney

    9. Shoor Soorma (aka Shaurya Tejo)- Jaswant Singh & Brig Sooraj

    10. Our Armed forces(NBT)- Lt. col Gautam Sharma

    11. Pakistan Failed Gamble- Col Anil Shorey

    12. A soldiers Diary- Harinder Baweja

    13. India’s External Intelligence- Maj Gen VK Singh

    14. Bose in Nazi Germany- Romain Hagues

    15. The valley of Shadows- Maj Abhay Narayan Sapru

    16. His Majesty’s Opponenet- Sugata Bose

    17. Red coats to Olive Green- Victor Longer

    18. Before Memory Fades- Fali S nariman

    19. The India pakistan war of 1965- SN Prasad & UP Thapiyal

    20. Born to dare- S Muthiah

    21. Siachen conflict without End- Lt Gen Raghavan

    22. India’s Paratroopers- KC Praval

    23. A matter of honour- Philip Mason

    24. Kargil from Suprise to Victory- General V.P Mallik

    25. Leadership In The Indian Army: Biographies Of Twelve Soldiers- Maj Gen V K Singh

    26. Despatches from Kargil- Srinjoy Chowdhury

    27. Indian Army After Independence- Major K.C. Praval

    28. Kargil Revisited- M. Neelamalar

    29. Gorkhas Of The Indians Army- Lt. Gen Retd Y. M. Bammi

    30. Memorable War Stories- Group Captain Ranbir Singh

    31. Indian Army Order of Battle- Richard Rinaldi & Ravi Rikhye

    32. The Legendary Gorkhas- K. K. Muktan

    33. Grit Guts and Gallantry- Col Mahip

    34 Air Power and Counter Insurgency – Air Commodore A. K. Tiwari

    35 CIA’s Eye On South Asia – Anuj Dhar

    36 India’s Biggest Cover-Up – Anuj Dhar

    37 Operation Blue Star The True Story – Lt Gen K. S. Brar

    38 The Kaoboys of R&AW: Down Memory Lane – B Raman

    39 The Sinking Of INS Khukri – Survivor’s Stories – Maj Gen Ian Cardozo

    40 Courage and Conviction – V. K. Singh

    41 All about The Flag of India – Times of India Time Group Books

    42 Dateline Kargil – Sawant

    43 A Soldier’s General – Gen J J Singh

    44 Asymmetric Warfare In South Asia: The Causes And Consequences Of The Kargil Conflict – Peter R. Lavoy

    45 India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad: The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947-2004 – Praveen Swami

    46 Victory in Bangladesh – Maj Gen Lachman Singh Lehl
    Redhawk likes this.
  6. Redhawk

    Redhawk Regular Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Likes Received:
    Nuvneet Kundu, you have excelled yourself. Many thanks for this reading list. Once more, I am most grateful.
    Nuvneet Kundu likes this.

Share This Page