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Swords Trembling in their Scabbards: The Changing Status of Indian Officers in the Indian Army, 1757 1947

By: Michael Creese

Price: $47.99

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2017

Seller ID: 701461

ISBN: 9789386552273

Condition: New


The Indian Army founded by the East India Company in the eighteenth century was unique among the armies of the world in that it had two groups of officers - British and Indian. The intention was that the Indian officers, coming from similar backgrounds as their men and naturally understanding their social and religious mores and customs, would form the crucial link between the British officers and the sepoy. It is surprising, therefore, that there has been very little written, by either British od Indian historians, regarding the role and experience of those offices. They were promoted from th... View more info