Indian Military 1945
As a South Asian, if you, a family member, or a friend served in World War II, share your photographs and stories before those memories are lost to history.
Did your relative fight for the British in the Second World War? Open up your photo albums. If you have photographs of family members, I would appreciate you sending scans to IndianSoldiers1945@gmail.com for an art project. Or contact me to scan them.
I am a professor of Art at the University of Rhode Island in the USA and am in India on a Fulbright Fellowship.
2.5 million Indian soldiers fought for the British in the Second World War and are largely forgotten in history. I am currently working on an art project to highlight the unaddressed history of these soldiers.
Can you help me source informal photographs of the soldiers who fought in the Second World War from family albums (vs. army records) to include in my project?
I will be in India from mid-August 2019 to early February 2020 and can also travel to meet families to scan their photographs.
A clip from the Kochi Muziris Biennale that was on the Italian Campaign: annumatthew.com/gallery/unremembered