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The Sikh Experience (2018)
Book Chapter
Omissi, D. (2018). The Sikh Experience. In The Indian Army in the First World War: New Perspectives (187-206). Solihull: Helion & Company

The Indian Army at the Second Battle of Ypres (2016)
Book Chapter
Omissi, D. (2016). The Indian Army at the Second Battle of Ypres. In Innocence slaughtered: gas and the transformation of warfare and society (118-133). London: Uniform Press

The Indian Army in Europe, 1914–1918 (2015)
Book Chapter
Omissi, D. (2015). The Indian Army in Europe, 1914–1918. In E. Storm, & A. Al Tuma (Eds.), Colonial Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1945: "Aliens in Uniform" in wartime societies (119-139). New York: Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315658414-14

In January 1915, a wounded Punjabi Rajput soldier, recovering from injuries sustained on the Western Front, wrote a letter home from a hospital in Britain to a relative in India. ‘This is not war,’ he said, ‘it is the ending of the world. This is jus... Read More about The Indian Army in Europe, 1914–1918.

Sikh Soldiers in Europe during the First World War, 1914-1918 (2012)
Book Chapter
Omissi, D. (2012). Sikh Soldiers in Europe during the First World War, 1914-1918. In K. A. Jacobsen, & K. Myrvold (Eds.), Sikhs Across Borders: Transnational Practices of European Sikhs (36 - 50). London: Bloomsbury Publishing

A Dismal Story? Britain, the Gurkhas and the Partition of India, 1945-1948 (2012)
Book Chapter
Omissi, D. (2012). A Dismal Story? Britain, the Gurkhas and the Partition of India, 1945-1948. In A. Jeffreys, & P. Rose (Eds.), The Indian Army, 1939–47: Experience and Development (195 - 214). Aldershot: Ashgate. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315556772

Broadly speaking this is indeed what happened, with one striking exception – the Gurkhas. No Gurkha regiments were ‘transferred’ to the Indian Army in 1947, for the simple reason that they already were part of the Indian Army. Instead, four of the In... Read More about A Dismal Story? Britain, the Gurkhas and the Partition of India, 1945-1948.

The Impact of the South African War (2002)
Book
Omissi, D., & Thompson, A. S. (Eds.). (2002). The Impact of the South African War. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230598294

This exciting new book marks a major shift in the study of the South African War. It turns attention from the war's much debated causes onto its more neglected consequences. An international team of scholars explores the myriad legacies of the war -... Read More about The Impact of the South African War.

India: Some Perceptions of Race and Empire (2002)
Book Chapter
Omissi, D. (2002). India: Some Perceptions of Race and Empire. In D. Omissi, & A. S. Thompson (Eds.), The impact of the South African War (215-232). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230598294_12

This chapter’s main concern is how the South African War, and its aftermath, insinuated itself into Indian political and public life. The chapter will address four main questions: (1) What place did India, and the Indian Army, occupy in British strat... Read More about India: Some Perceptions of Race and Empire.

Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers, c.1700-1964 (1999)
Book
Killingray, D., & Omissi, D. (Eds.). (1999). Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers, c.1700-1964. Manchester: Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526121462

For imperialists, the concept of guardian is specifically to the armed forces that kept watch on the frontiers and in the heartlands of imperial territories. Large parts of Asia and Africa, and the islands of the Pacific and the Caribbean were imperi... Read More about Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers, c.1700-1964.

Indian Voices of the Great War: Soldiers' Letters, 1914-1918 (1999)
Book
Omissi, D. (1999). Indian Voices of the Great War: Soldiers' Letters, 1914-1918. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27283-9

Indian soldiers served in France from 1914 to 1918. This book is a selection of their letters. By turns poignant, funny, and almost unbearably moving, these documents vividly evoke the world of the Western Front - as seen through 'subaltern' Indian e... Read More about Indian Voices of the Great War: Soldiers' Letters, 1914-1918.

The Sepoy and the Raj: The Indian Army, 1860-1940 (1994)
Book
Omissi, D. (1994). The Sepoy and the Raj: The Indian Army, 1860-1940. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-14768-7

This is the first scholarly study of the subject for twenty years, and the only one based on extensive archival research. The Indian Army conquered India for the British, and protected the Raj against its enemies within and without. In this evocative... Read More about The Sepoy and the Raj: The Indian Army, 1860-1940.

The Hendon Air Pageant, 1920-1937 (1992)
Book Chapter
Omissi, D. (1992). The Hendon Air Pageant, 1920-1937. In J. M. MacKenzie (Ed.), Popular Imperialism and the Military (198-220). Manchester: Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526123602

This chapter analyses the Royal Air Force (RAF) display at Hendon as a manifestation of popular imperialism. The Hendon Air Pageant, which took place every year from 1920 until 1937, was the most celebrated and successful of the new RAF spectacles. T... Read More about The Hendon Air Pageant, 1920-1937.