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"Bravest of the brave": the making and re-making of 'the Gurkhas', 1857-2009

"Bravest of the brave": the making and re-making of 'the Gurkhas', 1857-2009

Rand, Gavin (2011) "Bravest of the brave": the making and re-making of 'the Gurkhas', 1857-2009. In: Northampton History Seminar, 30 Mar 2011, University of Northampton, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper explores the history of Gurkha recruiting from the mid-nineteenth century, charting the emergence and subsequent reworkings of a discourse of Nepalese 'martial aptitude.'

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This paper was delivered at History Research Seminar on 30 March 2011, University of Northampton, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gurkha, martial race, Orientalism, Indian Army
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:15
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5748

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