Vedica Kant was born and raised in India. She holds an M.Phil degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Singapore Management University. Vedica’s interest in the Indian story of the Great War grew out of her research into the wartime experience of the Ottoman Empire against which many Indians found themselves fighting between 1914–1918. She has written widely about the First World War from both an Indian and Turkish perspective in newspapers, magazines, and scholarly publications. She also frequently writes on South Asian and Middle Eastern history, politics, and culture. This is her first book. Vedica has lived and worked in Delhi, Singapore, and Istanbul and is currently based in London where she works for a leading political risk consultancy.