The Sepoy and The Raj: The Indian Army, 1860-1940

TitleThe Sepoy and The Raj: The Indian Army, 1860-1940
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsOmissi, David
Number of Pages313

This is the first scholarly study of the subject for twenty years, and the only one based on extensive archival research. The Indian Army conquered India for the British, and protected the Raj against its enemies within and without. In this evocative and compassionate work, David Omissi examines the origins, motives and protests of the several million Indian peasant–soldiers who served the colonial power.

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