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Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857
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Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857
Volume IV: Military Aspects of the Indian Uprising

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Gavin Rand - University of Greenwich, UK
  • Crispin Bates - Professor, Modern and Contemporary South Asian History, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

Volume: 4
Other Titles in:
Asian History | History

April 2013 | 184 pages | SAGE India
The Mutiny at the Margins series takes a fresh look at the Revolt of 1857 from a variety of original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography.

Military Aspects of the Indian Uprising (Volume 4) deals with how battles were won and lost and how the army re-organised after the revolt. It also touches on the thorny issue of how to define the events of 1857-as a rebellion, a national uprising or a small war of the kind experienced in many colonial states.

Preface

 
Introduction: The 'Subaltern at Arms'

GAVIN RAND and CRISPIN BATES
The Sepoy Speaks: Discerning the Significance of the Vellore Mutiny

JAMES W FREY
Combat, Combat Motivation and the Construction of Identities: A Case Study

KAUSHIK ROY
Holy Warriors: Religion as Military Modus Operandi

CRISPIN BATES and MARINA CARTER
Logistic Failures on the Part of the Rebels in 1857

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE
Durgadas and Sitaram: Tales of Loyalty in the Great Indian Uprising

SABYASACHI DASGUPTA
Reconstructing the Imperial Military after the Rebellion

GAVIN RAND
Finding those Men with 'Guts': The Ascription and Re-ascription of Martial Identities in India after the Uprising

GAJENDRA SINGH
Mutiny, War or Small War? Revisiting an Old Debate

GAUTAM CHAKRAVARTY
Index

 

Essays assembled in [this volume] are fairly conventional, both in terms of issues they address and the sources on which they are based...they are all valuable contributions to the historiography of the revolt of 1857.

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Gavin Rand

Gavin Rand lectures in History at the University of Greenwich in London. Most of his work explores the history of empire in South Asia, with a particular focus on the cultural history of the imperial military. He is currently writing a monograph examining the Indian Army and imperial military culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. More About Author

Crispin Bates

Crispin Bates is Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh and ‘former director’ of the University’s Centre for South Asian Studies. He has published extensively on tribal, peasant and labour history in India and the history of Indian overseas migration. His publications include Subalterns and Raj: South Asia since 1600 (2007); (with Subho Basu) Rethinking Indian Political Institutions (2005), Beyond Representation: Constructions of Identity in Colonial and Postcolonial India (2005), and (with Alpa Shah) Savage Attack: Tribal... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132110538
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