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The garrison state : the military, government and society in colonial Punjab 1849-1947

Author: Tai Yong Tan
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2005.
Series: Sage series in modern Indian history, 8.
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"Following the Mutiny of 1857, various factors impelled the British to turn to the province of Punjab in north-western India as the principal recruiting ground for the Indian Army. This book examines the processes by which the politics and political economy of colonial Punjab was militarized by the province's position as the "sword arm" of the Raj. Additionally, it explains the relationship between the military and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Tan, Tai Yong.
Garrison state.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2005
(OCoLC)607732137
Online version:
Tan, Tai Yong.
Garrison state.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2005
(OCoLC)631352588
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tai Yong Tan
ISBN: 0761933360 9780761933366
OCLC Number: 57043090
Description: 333 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: A "return to arms" : colonial Punjab and the Indian army --
Recruiting in the Punjab : "martial races" and the military districts --
Garrison province at work : Punjab and the First World War --
Maintaining the military districts : civil-military integration and district soldiers' boards --
Managing the "martials" : control and concessions --
Securing the reins of power : politics and Punjab's rural-military elites --
The garrison state cracks : Punjab and the Second World War.
Series Title: Sage series in modern Indian history, 8.
Responsibility: Tan Tai Yong.
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