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The Garrison State
The Garrison State

The Garrison State

by Tan Tai Yong

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Language

English

Publisher

Sage Publications

ISBN

0761933360 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 334

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Tan Tai Yong
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 334
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761933360

Description

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 militarized by the province’s position as the sword arm of the Raj. Additionally, it explains the relationship between the military and society in colonial India.

The militarization of the administration in the Punjab was characterized 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 else in British India, indeed in the Empire. Analysing these events, this book:

Studies the manner in which the Punjab became the main recruiting ground for the Indian Army

Looks at how certain districts were selected for military recruitment, and the factors motivating the military classes among the Punjabis to join the Army

Discusses the effects of the First World War on the recruitment process in the Punjab

Highlights the role the civil-military regime played in the politics of the Punjab, its survival after the Second World War and the manner in which it handled the demand for Pakistan and the subsequent partitioning of the province.

Based on extensive archival research, this book is perhaps the first to throw light on an important yet little-known period of the Punjab’s history. It will be of considerable interest to historians, political scientists and sociologists, as well as to those interested in military studies, the British Empire and the history of the Punjab.

Contents

SERIES EDITORS’ PREFACE

LIST OF MAPS AND TABLES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

ONE
A Return to Arms: Colonial Punjab and the Indian Army

TWO
Recruiting in the Punjab: Martial Races and the Military Districts

THREE
Garrison Province at Work: Punjab and the First World War

FOUR
Maintaining the Military Districts: Civil-Military Integration and District Soldiers’Boards

FIVE
Managing the Martials: Control and Concessions

SIX
Securing the Reins of Power: Politics and Punjab’s Rural-Military Elites

SEVEN
The Garrison State Cracks: Punjab and the Second World War

CONCLUSION

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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