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The Indian Army in the Two World Wars

Roy, Kaushik [Hrsg.]:
The Indian Army in the Two World Wars / ed. by Kaushik Roy. - Leiden [u.a.] : Brill, 2012. - XXIV, 553 S. : Kt. - (History of warfare ; 70)
ISBN 978-90-04-18550-0
EUR 173,00 / US$ 237,00
DDC: 940.41254

There is no single volume which covers the Indian Army’s experiences during the two World Wars. And this is what the present edited volume attempts to do. This collection of 17 essays analyze the army as an institution and also touch upon the cultural ethos of the army and related social issues. Thus, this edited volume is a cross between ‘traditional military history’ (study of campaigns, tactics, leadership) and ‘new military history’ (impact of warfare on society and culture). While some of the essays take a pan Indian perspective, a few essays also focus on those regions within India (like Punjab) which were intimately related with the army. A few contributors also turn the spotlight on the overseas theatres like Mesopotamia, France and Burma, where the Indian Army played a very important role.
   Contributors are Alan Jeffreys, Andrew Syk, Daniel Marston, David Kenyon, Dennis Showalter, Gajendra Singh, Gavin Rand, James Kitchen, Nick Lloyd, Nikolas Gardner, Rajit K. Mazumder, Raymond Callahan, Rob Johnson, Ross Anderson, Tarak Barkawi and Tim Moreman. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Maps. ix
Preface. xi
List of Abbreviations. xiii
Glossary. xvii
Notes on Contributors. xxi
Kaushik Roy:
Introduction: Warfare, Society and the Indian Army during the Two World Wars. 1
1. David Kenyon:
The Indian Cavalry Divisions in Somme: 1916. 33
2. Andrew Syk:
Command in the Indian Expeditionary Force D: Mesopotamia, 1915–16. 63
3. Ross Anderson:
Logistics of the Indian Expeditionary Force D in Mesopotamia: 1914–18. 105
4. Dennis Showalter:
The Indianization of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1917–18: An Imperial Turning Point . 145
5. James Kitchen:
The Indianization of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force: Palestine 1918. 165
6. Kaushik Roy:
Indian Cavalry from the First World War till the Third Afghan War. 191
7. Tim Moreman:
From the Desert Sands to the Burmese Jungle: The Indian Army and the Lessons of North Africa, September 1939–November 1942. 223
8. Daniel Marston:
The War in Burma, 1942–1945: The 7/10th Baluch Experience. 255
9. Alan Jeffreys:
The Officer Corps and the Training of the Indian Army with Special Reference to Lieutenant-General Francis Tuker. 285
10. Raymond Callahan:
The Prime Minister and the Indian Army’s Last War. 311
11. Nick Lloyd:
The Indian Army and Civil Disorder: 1919–22. 335
12. Rob Johnson:
The Indian Army and Internal Security: 1919–46. 359
13. Nikolas Gardner:
Morale of the Indian Army in the Mesopotamia Campaign: 1914-17. 393
14. Tarak Barkawi:
Army Ethnicity and Society in British India. 419
15. Gavin Rand:
Allies to a Declining Power: The Martial Races, the Second World War and the End of the British Empire in South Asia. 445
16. Rajit K. Mazumder:
From Loyalty to Dissent: Punjabis from the Great War to World War II. 461
17. Gajendra Singh:
"Breaking the Chains with Which We Were Bound": The Interrogation Chamber, the Indian National Army and the Negation of Military Identities, 1941-1947. 493
Select Bibliography. 519
General Index. 527
Military Unit Index. 550

KAUSHIK ROY, Ph.D. (2001) in History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, is Reader of History at Jadavpur University and Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at Peace Research Institute Oslo. Kaushik Roy has written and edited fourteen books and forty-three essays in various peer reviewed journals and edited volumes.

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