Sounds, Literature and Images: Indian Experience in the First World War

13.06.2024 - 14.06.2024


Organised by: Alaka Atreya Chudal


13 June 2024

16:30 Welcome: Jim Rheingans

16:45 Introduction: Alaka Atreya Chudal

17:00-17:30 Anirudh Deshpande, Delhi University 

“The Indian Army 1850-1950: Continuity and Change”

17:30-18:30 Shrabani Basu, Journalist and historian, London, UK

“Turbans in the Trenches: Indian soldiers on the Western Front in the First World War”


14 June 2024

09:00-09:45 Britta Lange, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

“Ghost Stories”

9:45 -10:30 Alaka Atreya Chudal, University of Vienna

“The Voice of the Voiceless: South Asian Soldiers under German Internment in the First World War”

Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 Anirudh Deshpande, Delhi University

“The Indian Army Cinderella in Action: The Maratha Light Infantry in Mesopotamia During WWI”

11:45-12:30 Gavin Rand, Greenwich University

“Registers of Service: The commemoration and non-commemoration of Punjab's First World War”

Lunch Break

14:30-15:15 Ines Fornell, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

“Fighting and dying in trenches: Hindi and Urdu fiction on Indian soldiers in the First World War”

15:15-16:00 Alpana Mishra, Delhi University

“Sounds of the First World War in Premchand's literature”

16:00-16:30 Discuss and wrap up over Coffee

ISTB - Institute of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, in cooperation with the Indian Embassy
Seminarraum 1 des ISTB, Campus der Universität Wien, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien

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