Best Black Troops in the World': British Perceptions and the Making of the Sepoy 1746-1805

By: Channa Wickremesekera

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Contents: Introduction. 1. Europe and India: a clash of military cultures. 2. British perceptions and the emergence of the sepoy army, 1746-1800. 3. The sepoy army in the making: recruitment, command and discipline, 1746-1800. 4. The sepoy at war, 1746-1805. 5. The sepoy and British perceptions. Conclusion. Appendix. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. "The eighteenth century was a time when British were just beginning to find their way in the cultural landscape of India. The early orientalists were the pioneers who mapped out this landscape, the knowledge generated by them represented India as not only different but also inferior to the West. This perception of Indian inferiority extended to the military sphere as well. The inability of vast, yet undisciplined Indian armies to stand up to miniscule forces of drilled European infantry and field artillery convinced many in the British camp of an 'invincible timidity' in Indian soldiers. "This book explores the role played by the British perceptions on Indian culture and Indian soldiers in the formation of English East India Company's sepoy army in the second half of the eighteenth century. Printed Pages: 212

Title: Best Black Troops in the World': British Perceptions and the Making of the Sepoy 1746-1805

Author Name: Channa Wickremesekera

Categories: Deffence/ MIlitary History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173044260

ISBN 13: 9788173044267

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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