Reviews

  • Exceptional...balances analysis, history and human compassion in a narrative that leaves one shaken

    Juliet Nicolson, 5 stars, Daily Telegraph
  • Almost impossible to put down

    New Statesman
  • The Second World War is one of the most written-about episodes in all world history: every month sees a dozen new titles published. Yet, astonishingly, The Raj at War breaks new ground on almost every page

    William Dalrymple, Spectator
  • A striking example of people’s history, packed with anecdotes, memories and information about a shared but largely unwritten global past

    Guardian
  • Unprecedented in scope...rich both in detail and in its unique insights... Khan's history has paved the way for a more complex understanding of the Second World War as India's War

    Vinay Lal, Indian Express
  • A fascinating, vividly written history full of surprises, some of them shocking

    The Times
  • Yasmin Khan...offers a richly researched social history of wartime India that is peppered with fascinating detail

    The Economist
  • Remarkable Account… Compassionate, judicious and brilliantly readable, this is a compelling account of a dramatic, but little examined, aspect of history

    Daily Mail
  • This fascinating book tells the story of World War Two's impact on India: the shattering of the ordered relations which underpinned the Raj making its end inevitable. It's also a much needed reminder of India's contribution to that war

    Mark Tully

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