The Sepoys and the Company: Tradition and Transition in Northern India, 1770-1830
Alavi examines the factors used by the British when forming the East India Company's Bengal Army in the period 1770-1830. Kinship groups, diet, and caste played as important a part as the more practical financial incentives offered by pension schemes and invalid pay in providing a loyal high-status army for the emerging colonial authority.
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North Indian Military Traditions and the Company
The Peasant Army in the Gangetic Plains
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