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Chapter 10: Military labour markets in colonial India from the Company state to WWII

Chapter 10: Military labour markets in colonial India from the Company state to WWII

Rand, Gavin ORCID: 0000-0001-9051-1979 (2021) Chapter 10: Military labour markets in colonial India from the Company state to WWII. In: Fischer-Tiné, Harald and Framke, Maria, (eds.) Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia. Routledge (Taylor & Francis eBooks), Oxon (Routledge) and New York (Taylor & Francis). ISBN 978-1138364844 ; 978-1032052489 ; 978-0429431012 (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429431012)

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Abstract

Recruiting, retaining and disciplining military labour was crucial to the expansion of British colonial power in South Asia, as it had been in preceding centuries. The ability of the East India Company to monopolise the India’s existing military labour markets, and then to nurture new ones, secured colonial rule in the subcontinent and ensured that millions of colonised Indians fought in the global wars of the twentieth century.

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Additional Information: Gavin Rand, "Military labour markets in colonial India from the Company state to WWII" in Fischer-Tiné, Harald, and Maria Framke, eds. Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia. 1st edition. London ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2021. First published online on Sep 2 2021, and print published in 2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: British empire; India; Indian Army; military labour; war
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HUS)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33830

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