Writer, diplomat and Indian MP Shashi Tharoor explains why only now is his country finally honouring its heroes of World War One.
The First World War is a difficult history for Indians to remember. Although over a million soldiers from India served, their contribution was not rewarded with independence for their country and disappointment was met with harsh repression. The writer, diplomat and Indian MP Shashi Tharoor presents his essay at the Indian International Centre in Delhi, in partnership with the British Council. In 'Parting Words' he explores the troubled associations of the war and its aftermath, and explains that India is finally honouring its heroes of World War One.