Historical Perspectives of Warfare in India: Some Morale and Matériel Determinants

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Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 437 pages
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Historical Perspectives Of Warfare In India: Some Morale And Materiel Determinants Seeks To Survey And Interpret The History Of War-Making In India From The Earliest Times. It Takes Note Of The Special Features Of Geopolitical, Strategic And Tactical Preferences And Compulsions Of Warfare In Different Temporal, Spacial As Well As Socio-Religious Contexts. The Supra-Physical As Also The Hardware Components Are Examined And The Distinguishing Features Of The Indian Experience Are Highlighted. Army Organisations And Operational Doctrines Are Focussed Upon Instead Of Individual Battles, Which Are Discussed Only To Illustrate A Point. Covering A Vast Canvas, The Specialist Contributors Have Given A General Broad Brush Treatment To The Subject, Going Into Details In Specially Interesting Topics. Features Well Known And Common To Warfare In Almost All Countries In The Given Epoch Have Been Flown Over To Keep The Book Well Within A Reasonablesize. The Editor'S Introduction Attempts To Provide A Synthesized Overview Of Indian Armies Over The Centuries.

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INTRODUCTION
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U P Thapliyal
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Military Organization in the Ancient Period
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