100 YEARS OF THE END OF WORLD WAR 1

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - 09 - An In­dian bar­ber at work in the In­dian Cav­alry Camp, pos­si­bly the 9th Hod­son’s Horse, near Quer­rieu, France, 29 July 1916. Sev­eral small makeshift tents can be seen in the back­ground. This was dur­ing the 1916 Bat­tle of the Somme. Dur­ing a march past of In

Oral lit­er­a­ture re­flected what was hap­pen­ing on the bat­tle­fields and linked the sit­u­a­tion at home with the events in far-away

West. Then there was a tra­di­tion of verses and songs, partly formed in re­ac­tion against men be­ing called away to war: Scholar and poet Shi­bli No­mani wrote the wryly mock­ing Jang-e Europe aur Hin­dus­tani:

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