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Author Marston, Daniel, author
Title The Indian Army and the end of the Raj / Daniel Marston, The Australian National University
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Descript xi, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Cambridge studies in Indian history and society ; 23
Cambridge studies in Indian history and society ; 23
Note "The Partition of British India in 1947 resulted in the establishment of the independent states of India and Pakistan and the end of the British Raj. The decision to divide British India along religious lines led to widespread upheaval and communal violence in the period leading up to and following the official day of independence, 15 August 1947. In this book, Daniel Marston provides a unique examination of the role of the Indian Army in post-World War II India. He draws upon extensive research into primary source documents and interviews with veterans of the events of 1947 to provide fresh insight into the vital part that the Indian Army played in preserving law and order in the region. This rigorous book fills a significant gap in the historiography of the British in India and will be invaluable to those studying the British Empire and South Asia more generally"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-374) and index
1. The bedrock of the Raj : the Indian Army before 1939 -- 2. The performance of the Indian Army in the Second World War -- 3. Question of loyalty? the Indian National Army and the Royal Indian Navy mutiny -- 4. The Indian Army in French Indo-China and the Netherlands East Indies 1945-1946 -- 5. 1946, year of difficulty : internal security and the rise of communal violence -- 6. Demobilisation, nationalisation, and division of the Army in the midst of chaos -- 7. 1947, the year of reckoning and the end of the Raj -- Conclusion: The end of the British Indian Army
Subject India. Army -- History -- 20th century
India -- History -- 1947-
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947
Decolonization -- Social aspects -- India -- History
Social conflict -- India -- History -- 20th century
Internal security -- India -- History -- 20th century
Civil-military relations -- India -- History -- 20th century
India -- History, Military
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