Life in the trenches

The First World War Adventures of Nariman Karkaria: A Memoir translated by Murali Ranganathan. Published in 2022 by HarperCollins Publishers, 4th floor, Tower A, Building No. 10, Phase II, DFL Cyber City, Gurugram 122002; website: Pp: xxv + 230. Price: Rs 599. When the 15-year-old Navsari boy set off to seek his fortune in China in the second decade of the 20th century, did he know he would end up serving the British Army on three fronts during World War I? Nariman Karkaria’s memoirs are reportedly among the few that are available about Parsi — and indeed Indian — first-hand......

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