Diya Gupta

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Date of Publication: Wednesday, 16th August, 2017
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Christopher Nolan’s recent war film ‘Dunkirk’ has elicited a spectrum of responses. Reviewers hailed it as “spare, stunning, extraordinarily ambitious”, ...Read More


Date of Publication: Monday, 8th May, 2017
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This photograph of an Indian soldier on board a troop ship to Singapore in 1941 confronts us with a familiar gesture from the Imperial War Museums archives. The soldier thrusts his head and arm through the ship’s porthole, and appropriates Churchill’s ...Read More


Date of Publication: Thursday, 23rd February, 2017
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“Sicily is a very fertile country. It is the Kashmir of Europe.”- Letter in Malayalam by an Indian sepoy, August 1943, Central Mediterranean Forces. Through letters exchanged between the home front and international battlefronts, Indian soldiers in the Second World War reveal themselves to be ...Read More

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