Origins of the Indian army

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    The author is a Bangladeshi officer.

    A very interesting take which is not the run of the mill.
     
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    The movie made from E.M.Forster's book helped me understand something about the racial issues.

    E. M. Forster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    My father told me many such interesting stories when he was in the Army.

    One was that no Indian food was ever served in the Officers Mess.

    It was only closer to Independence, did the British COs allow Sunday (supper night day) 'Curry nights', when grudgingly some type of food that the British felt as Indian was allowed, which was neither English nor Indian!

    Another story about a Muslim officer who later went to Pakistan, Capt X, who could not do with chillies. This officer used to secret bring a chilly and while chaps were eating, he used to pretend to wipe his lips with the napkin, but actually have a bit of the chilly that he hid in the napkin!
     

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