Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asia

TitleCulture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asia
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRoy, Kaushik, and Gavin Rand
Number of Pages298
PublisherRoutledge India
CityDelhi, India

This book offers diverse and original perspectives on South Asia’s imperial military history. Unlike prevailing studies, the chapters 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.

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