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The Indian Contingent - The Forgotten Muslim Soldiers of the Battle of Dunkirk

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The Indian Contingent - The Forgotten Muslim Soldiers of the Battle of Dunkirk

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15-Oct-2021, 7:00 pm IST

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About the Event

Karwaan: The Heritage Exploration Initiative in collaboration with CMHCS, The United Service Institution of India and Pan Macmillan India presents a book discussion on 'The Indian Contingent: The Forgotten Muslim Soldiers of the Battle of Dunkirk' by Dr, Ghee Bowman

Dr. Ghee Bowman will be in a conversation with Squadron Leader Rana T.S. Chhina on 15th October 2021 at 7 PM IST on the YouTube Channel of Karwaan (https://www.youtube.com/KarwaanTheHeritageExplorationInit...)

About the Speakers:

Ghee Bowman is a historian, teacher and storyteller based in Exeter, England. During his six decades, he has worked in the theatre, for NGOs and in education in the UK and around the world. This book, his first, sprang from research he undertook to explore Exeter’s multi-cultural history, three photos of Indian soldiers wearing pagris in Devon leading him to The National Archives, an MA at Exeter University and then a PhD. His five-year-long study of the Second World War’s Indian contingent took him to five countries. Ghee is a Quaker and a lifelong learner.

Squadron Leader Rana T.S. Chhina served in the Indian Air Force as a helicopter pilot. He is a recipient of the Macgregor Medal for best military reconnaissance in 1986. Chhina is currently Secretary and Editor of the United Service Institution of India Centre for Military History and Conflict Research and Vice President of the Indian Military Historical Society, UK. He was responsible for spearheading the joint USI-MEA ‘India and the Great War’ centenary commemoration project. He was appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2016 and an Officer of the Belgian Order of Leopold in 2018 for his contribution towards strengthening Indo-UK and Indo-Belgian bilateral ties, respectively.

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