A Military History of India and South Asia provides a much-needed overview of the military history of the region since 1700, covering the areas that are today the states of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. In chapters devoid of academic jargon, leading scholars offer lucid introductions to topics ranging from the rise of the British East India Company, to the Indian Army in the First World War, to the rise of national armies and current tensions between India and Pakistan.
Contributors are Rajesh M. Basrur, Raymond Callahan, Bhashyam Kasturi, Daniel P. Marston, Tim Moreman, David Omissi, Douglas M. Peers, Srinath Raghavan, Kaushik Roy, Chandar S. Sundaram, and Channa Wickremesekera.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 27 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
The historical chapters on the expansion of the East India Company, the martial races and the role of the Indian Army during the First and Second World Wars shed new light on these subjects and make readers aware of new histography.Nov. 2009 -- Harsh Pant * Asian Affairs *
Intended for general readers, students, and academics, the volume offers fine summaries as well as stimulating case studies. . . . Recommended. * Choice *
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