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Title Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asia / edited by Kaushik Roy and Gavin Rand.

Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource (299 pages)
Contents chapter Introduction / KAUSHIK ROY -- chapter 1 The Indian Army: a historiographical reflection / IAN F. W. BECKETT -- chapter 2 Sepoys and sebundies: the role of regular and paramilitary forces in the construction of colonialism in Bengal, c. 1765-c. 1820 / JAMES LEES -- chapter 3 Intelligence and strategic culture: alternative perspectives on the first British invasion of Afghanistan / HUW J. DAVIES -- chapter 4 'At Ease, Solder': social life in the cantonment / ERICA WALD -- chapter 5 'The blind, brutal, British public's bestial thirst for blood': archive, memory and W. H. Russell's (re)making of the Indian Mutiny / DOUGLAS M. PEERS -- chapter 6 From the Black Mountain to Waziristan: culture and combat on the North-West Frontier / GAVIN RAND -- chapter 7 Deciphering the Maizar military tribunal, 1897: civil-military tensions and Pukhtun resistance on the North-West Frontier of British India SAMEETAH AGHA -- chapter 8 The Indian Army in defeat: Malaya, 1941-2 / KAUSHIK ROY -- chapter 9 Churchill, the Indian Army and The Second World War / CAT WILSON -- chapter 10 War and Indian military institutions: the emergence of the Indian Military Academy / VIPUL DUTTA -- chapter 11 'Home' front: Indian solders and civilians in Britain, 1939-45 / FLORIAN STADTLER.
Summary This book offers diverse and original perspectives on South Asia's imperial military history. Unlike prevailing studies, the essays in the volume emphasize both the vital role of culture in framing imperial military practice and the multiple cultural effects of colonial military service and engagements. The volume spans from the early East India Company period through to the Second World War and India's independence, exploring themes such as the military in the field and at leisure, as well as examining the effects of imperial deployments in South Asia and across the British Empire. Drawing extensively on new archival research, the book integrates previously disparate accounts of imperial military history and raises new questions about culture and operational practice in the colonial Indian army. This work will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of modern South Asian history, war and strategic studies, military history, the British Empire, as well as politics and international relations.
Other author Rand, Gavin, editor.
Roy, Kaushik, editor.
Subject South Asia -- Civilization.
South Asia -- History.
South Asia -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9781315099910 (e-book : PDF)
9781351584517 (e-book: Mobi)
9781138206724 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315099910