The Military in British India

The Development of British Land Forces in South Asia 1600-1947

T.A. Heathcote

Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
8 pages of plates
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T.A. Heathcote’s study of the conflicts that established British rule in South Asia, and of the military’s position in the constitution of British India, is a classic work in the field. By placing these conflicts clearly in their local context, his account moves away from the Euro-centric approach of many writers on British imperial military history. It provides a greater understanding not only of the history of the British Indian Army but also of the Indian experience, which had such a formative effect on the British Army itself. This new edition has been fully revised and given appropriate illustrations.

About The Author

Tony Heathcote was the Librarian at the RMAS Sandhurst until his retirement. He has written numerous books including the two biographical dictionaries (above) both under the Pen and Sword imprint.

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