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War, culture and society in early modern South Asia, 1740-1849 / Kaushik Roy.

Author/Creator:
Roy, Kaushik, 1971-, author.
Publication:
London ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (257 p.)
Series:
Asian states and empires ; 3.
Asian states and empires ; 3
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Subjects:
Military art and science -- India -- History.
War and society -- India -- History.
Politics and war -- India -- History.
War -- Economic aspects -- India -- History.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- History -- 19th century.
India -- History, Military -- 18th century.
India -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia.
East India Company -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book argues that the role of the British East India Company in transforming warfare in South Asia has been overestimated. Although it agrees with conventional wisdom that, before the British, the nature of Indian society made it difficult for central authorities to establish themselves fully and develop a monopoly over armed force, the book argues that changes to warfare in South Asia were more gradual, and the result of more complicated socio-economic forces than has been hitherto acknowledged.The book covers the period from 1740, when the British first became a major power bro
Contents:
Naval warfare in South Asia : 1500-1850
The changing pattern of later Mughal warfare
Army, state, and political economy of the East India Company
Armies, warfare, and political economy of Mysore : 1760-1799
The Maratha Confederacy : armies, economy, and warfare
Khalsa Kingdom against the East India Company, 1780-1849
Glossary.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.
ISBN:
1-136-79086-1
1-283-10355-9
9786613103550
1-136-79087-X
0-203-82597-7
OCLC:
773564553
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203825976 doi