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War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947

War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947

Series Editor’s Preface

The aim of this academic historical series is to produce well-researched monographs on the wars and armed forces of South Asia, concentrating mainly on the East India Company and the Indian armed forces from 1757 until 1947. Books in the series will examine the military history of the period as well as social, cultural, political and economic factors, although inevitably the armies of the East India Company and the Indian Army will dominate the series. In addition, edited volumes of conference papers, memoirs and campaign histories will also be published. It is hoped this series will be of interest to both serious historians and the general military history reader.

The resurgence of interest in the history of warfare in South Asia has been very apparent in the growing historiography of the colonial period, particularly in the era of the World Wars.  For example in the field of Second World War studies and the period until Partition, Daniel Marston and Tim Moreman have spearheaded this historical research with their volumes: the prize-winning Phoenix from the Ashes: The Indian Army in the Burma Campaign (2003), The Indian Army and the End of the Raj (2014)and The Jungle, the Japanese and the Commonwealth Armies at War (2005) respectively. These are complemented by Raymond Callahan’s Churchill and His Generals (2007), a seminal work published in the United States that deserves better attention in the United Kingdom, and Steven Wilkinson’s Army and Nation: The Military and Indian Democracy since Independence (2015). In addition, are the important wider studies of Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper, Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 (2004) and Ashley Jackson on The British Empire and the Second World War (2006). The most recent publications include Approach to Battle: Training the Indian Army during the Second World War (2017) published in this series, as well as Tarak Barkawi’s Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II (2017) and Raymond Callahan’s Triumph at Imphal-Kohima: How the Indian Army Finally Stopped the Japanese Juggernaut (2017). Furthermore the Indian home front has been covered in Yasmin Khan’s social history of the period entitled The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War (2015).

The aforementioned rise in interest has been mirrored in India as eight volumes of the official histories of the Indian Armed Forces during the Second World War were reprinted in India in 2012 and another four in 2014 (they were originally published between 1954 and 1960). As Squadron Leader Rana Chhina stated at the launch of the reprints: ‘As a resurgent India seeks to be a major player on the world stage, it behoves it to discard its narrow post-colonial world view to step up to reclaim the role that its armed forces played out on a global scale’ during the Second World War. This resurgence is amply demonstrated by the publication of Srinath Raghavan’s excellent overview India’s Wars : The Making of Modern South Asia (2016), alongside the Kaushik Roy’s India and World II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939-45 (2016) snd Anirudh Deshpande’s Hope and Despair: Mutiny, Rebellion and Death in India, 1946 (2016). However, even in this crowded arena, there is still much research and work to be published on both war and military culture in South Asia during the Second World War.

The series editors, members of the editorial advisory board and our publisher, Duncan Rogers of Helion, are all delighted to be involved in this series, most of the volumes of which are also being published in India under the Primus imprint. We hope it will be of interest in the UK, India but also globally.

Alan Jeffreys

Contacts

Series Editor : Alan Jeffreys

Submissions

The publishers would be pleased to receive submissions for this series. Please contact the series editor(s) above, or in writing to Helion & Company, Unit 8, Amherst Business Centre, Budbrooke Road, Warwick CV34 5WE.

Terriers In India : British Territorials 1914-19
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Terriers In India

British Territorials 1914-19
War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947 #11

Peter Stanley

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For the Honour of My House : The Contribution of the Indian Princely States to the First World War
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For the Honour of My House

The Contribution of the Indian Princely States to the First World War
War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947 #10

Tony McClenaghan

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Ceylon At War 1939-1945
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Ceylon At War 1939-1945

War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947 #9

Ashley Jackson

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Of Islands, Ports and Sea Lanes : Africa and the Indian Ocean in the Second World War
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Of Islands, Ports and Sea Lanes

Africa and the Indian Ocean in the Second World War
War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947 #8

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War Without Pity in the South Indian Peninsula 1798-1813 : The Letter Book of Lieutenant-Colonel Valentine Blacker
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War Without Pity in the South Indian Peninsula 1798-1813

The Letter Book of Lieutenant-Colonel Valentine Blacker
War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947 #7

David C J Howell

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The Indian Army in the First World War : New Perspectives
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The Indian Army in the First World War

New Perspectives
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Alan Jeffreys

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Approach to Battle : Training the Indian Army during the Second World War
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Approach to Battle

Training the Indian Army during the Second World War
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Alan Jeffreys

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Brave as a Lion : The Life and Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough
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Brave as a Lion

The Life and Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough
War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947 #4

Christopher Brice

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Die In Battle, Do Not Despair : The Indians on Gallipoli 1915
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Die In Battle, Do Not Despair

The Indians on Gallipoli 1915
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Peter Stanley

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‘Discipline, System and Style’

The Sixteenth Lancers and British Soldiering in India 1822-1846
War & Military Culture in South Asia 1757-1947 #2

J H Rumsby

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Swords Trembling In Their Scabbards : The Changing Status of Indian Officers in the Indian Army 1757-1947
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Swords Trembling In Their Scabbards

The Changing Status of Indian Officers in the Indian Army 1757-1947
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Michael Creese

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