In the latest instalment, George Lawson interviews Tarak Barkawi about his new book Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II.

17 November 2017

Speakers

Tarak Barkawi, Author, Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II; Reader in International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE)
George Lawson, Associate Professor, London School of Economics (LSE)

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How are soldiers made? Why do they fight? In this episode, Tarak Barkawi discusses his newly published study of armed forces and society. Barkawi examines the imperial and multinational armies that fought in Asia in the Second World War, especially the British Indian army in the Burma campaign. Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II features in a review forum in the November issue of International Affairs, in which six of the author's peers reflect on the work.

Read the review forum here.

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