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The Army in British India: From Colonial Warfare to Total War 1857 - 1947 (Continuum Studies in Military History)

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The army in India was the principal pillar of British power in South Asia from the mid-nineteenth century until Indian independence. This volume aims to evaluate the combat effectiveness of the army in British India from the mutiny of 1857 until the British departed India in 1947. It examines how the army in India developed from a colonial police force into one of the world's largest volunteer armies which saw service around the globe. The author presents new primary material from international archival sources and develops original interpretations of the political and military role of the army in colonial India. These new arguments include: the army's conduct of ‘small wars' on the North-West frontier aided it in conducting tactical warfare in Burma during World War II; small unit raids developed in India were put to good effect beyond India's borders; the army's practical experience of counter-insurgency was used in Greece and Indonesia after 1945; and, contrary to existing scholarship, the British did not follow a deliberate policy of ‘Indianization' of the officer corps .

Synopsis:

New interpretations of the Indian army of the Raj.

About the Author

Kaushik Roy is Reader in History at Jadavpur University, India, and Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway.

Table of Contents

Introduction / 1. The Uprising of 1857-59 / 2. 'Small War' on the Indus Frontier 1859-1913 / 3. Counter-insurgency in North-East India 1859-1913 / 4. The Army in India in World War I / 5. Modernisation and Nationalism in the Inter-War Era 1919-38 / 6. The Armed Forces of British India and World War II / 7. Demobilisation and Decolonisation 1947-49 / Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441177308
Author:
Roy, Kaushik
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
World History-Asia
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bloomsbury Studies in Military History
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.4 x 6.2 x 1.1 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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