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Kandy At War: Indigenous Military Resistance to European Expansion in Sri Lanka 1594-1818

By: Channa Wickremesekera

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Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1200777

ISBN: 817304547X

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The kingdom of Kandy in the central highlands of Sri lanka presents one of the finest examples of effective military resistance to European expansion by a small, economically backward state in the South Asian region, and perhaps, in the world. Kandy, a landlocked state with a subsistence economy, few material resources and a sparse population by regional standards, has the unique distinction of resisting European expansion for over two centuries. Between 1594 and 1818 Kandy battled against the armies of three European powers established in the coast: the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British a... View more info

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

By: Channa Wickremesekera

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Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1200781

ISBN: 8173044260

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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... View more info