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Memorials and Commemorating WW1


Undivided India: When discussing India’s contribution in WW1, scholars use the term ‘undivided India’ to refer to British India before the 1947 Partition of the subcontinent. The term encompasses within it an India that included the present day states of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.

Untouchables: People referred to as Dalits today were previously known as untouchables. Till date they are considered to be the lowest stratum of the castes in India which mean they continue to face discrimination and are often relegated to menial jobs in India.

British honour System: In the UK, personal bravery, achievement, or service are rewarded with honours. Honours system consists of three types of award: like Honours are used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service, Decorations tend to be used to recognise specific deeds, Medals are used to recognise service on a particular operation or in a specific theatre, long or valuable service, and good conduct.

129th Baluchis: An infantry regiment of the British Indian Army raised in 1846 as the 2nd Bellochee Battalion

Ypres Salient:  A salient in military terms is a battlefield feature that projects into an opponent's territory and is surrounded on three sides, making the occupying troops vulnerable.

Last Post:  (In the British armed forces) the second of two bugle calls giving notice of the hour of retiring at night, played also at military funerals and acts of remembrance.

Dominion Status: (In this case) the Indian government would be free to manage its own internal affairs but it will have to accept British sovereignty in managing its foreign policy.