Salt of the SarkarA New Image of the First World War for 2018
What We Do
Through the novel Across the Black Waters by Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004),
join us in exploring the story of a million soldiers from Undivided India
– who fought in World War One –
Across the Black Waters
Salt of the Sarkar
The Meaning of “Salt of the Sarkar”
A key strand of our work is to broaden young people’s knowledge of the First World War and the contribution of Undivided Indian soldiers – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and others. Mulk Raj Anand’s novel and writing is also celebrated as a foundation stone of modern and post colonial writing.
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The Salt of the Sarkar Blog
Across the Black Waters - a must read for schools This post was written by John Perkins Head of History at Guru Nanak Sikh Academy, Hayes, West London. He delivers the Edexcel course 'India the Road to Independence'. As part of the course he uses the novel, Across...
The Amazing Journey of Salt of the Sarkar This post was written by Caroline Goffin. "There is much to be found that is relevant to encouraging respect, reconciliation and peace in our communities through the experiences of Empire soldiers one hundred years ago. I...
Shalimar Books - our publishers This post was written by Chetan Kumria of Shalimar Books, publishers and distributors of Across the Black Waters, with an introduction by Caroline Goffin. Introduction We are excited to share with you the story of our partners,...