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Author Tan, Tai Yong.

Title The garrison state : the military, government and society in colonial Punjab 1849-1947 / Tan Tai Yong
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (333 pages)
Series Sage series in modern Indian history ; 8
Sage series in modern Indian history ; 8
Contents A "return to arms" : colonial Punjab and the Indian army -- Recruiting in the Punjab : "martial races" and the military districts -- Garrison province at work : Punjab and the First World War -- Maintaining the military districts : civil-military integration and district soldiers' boards -- Managing the "martials" : control and concessions -- Securing the reins of power : politics and Punjab's rural-military elites -- The garrison state cracks : Punjab and the Second World War
Summary Following the Mutiny of 1857, various factors impelled the British to turn to the province of Punjab in north-western India as the principal recruiting ground for the Indian Army. This book examines the processes by which the politics and political economy of colonial Punjab was militarised by the provinces̀ position as the s̀word arm ̀of the Raj. The militarisation of the administration in the Punjab was characterised by a conjunction of the military, civil and political authorities. This led to the emergence of a uniquely civil-military regime, a phenomenon that was not replicated anywhere e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-320) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Administration -- History -- 19th century.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Administration -- History -- 20th century.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
Punjab (India) -- History -- 19th century.
Punjab (India) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132103475 (electronic bk.)
9788132103479 (electronic bk.)