From Hydaspes to Kargil: A History of Warfare in India from 326 BC to AD 1999

By: Kaushik Roy

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Contents Preface. Glossary. Introduction the ride of the fourth horseman of the apocalypse in India. 1. The Chaturanga armies of India 500 BC AD 600. 2. Gavalry and chivalry the men on horseback 700 1520. 3. The Chaghthai compromise armies and warfare in Mughal India 1526 1739. 4. The lion rampant military supremacy of the East India Company c. 1740 1849. 5. The pandies against the company Bahadur the military dimensions of the 1857 Mutiny. 6. Past imperfect future uncertain Kargil the Indian military and the new millennium. 7. Why generals did not rule India warfare the armed forces and politics in South Asia 300 BC AD 2001. Conclusion the future of the fourth horseman of the apocalypse. Bibliography. Index. Warfare has determined the fate of India from the dawn of civilization. Battles like Tarain and Panipat have altered the course of history. The army has always been one of the biggest government employers and the military constituted the principal item of expenditure for the state. Nevertheless military history remains marginal within the academic discourse. In this volume the aim is to show the interaction between war as an institution and society. Along with society ecology remains a crucial integer in shaping the scope and mode of warfare. A long duree approach along with cross cultural comparisons is undertaken for understanding the specificity of Indian military history. This book is a work of synthesis and argues that several military revolutions and occurred outside India since the time of Alexander. None the less such developments by themselves were unable to guarantee military success to the foreigners due to specific conditions with in the Indian theatre of warfare. Only those powers which were able to synthesize the elements of military revolutions with the traditional Indian system of warfare were able to dominate the subcontinent. Printed Pages: 283

Title: From Hydaspes to Kargil: A History of Warfare in India from 326 BC to AD 1999

Author Name: Kaushik Roy

Categories: Deffence/ MIlitary History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173045437

ISBN 13: 9788173045431

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