India in "Ad Astra" (Location)

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Location Key: 
Display Label: 
India
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2054
Y: 
1336
Description: 

The subadar is from India, as are the troops serving with the English forces in the story he tells. The story he tells - especially the way the troops compare the "rifles" they are issued to "spears" which are "too short and too heavy" to "slay a swift enemy" (424) - makes "India" seem like a very primitive place. (Over one million Indian troops served in the various theaters of World War I.)

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
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