In this talk Dr Santanu Das will examine the literary, visual and aural culture of Indian soldiers in the First World War.

Most Indian soldiers could not write and left no trace of their war experiences through diaries, letters or journals. Through trench artefacts, memoirs, photographs, paintings, and original sound recordings from prisoner-of-war camps in Germany, Dr Das has uncovered the sepoys’ literary, visual and aural culture of the time.

This talk is part of the National Army Museum’s regular Lunchtime Lectures series.


Entry to Lunchtime Lectures is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting our customer services team on 020 7730 0717. Bookings will close three days ahead of each lecture.

Lunchtime Lectures are subject to change: customers are advised to check the website closer to the date.

The dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted.

Venue details


Army & Navy Club
36-39 Pall Mall


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