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Armies of the Raj: From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence: 1858-1947 (SIGNED)

Farwell, Byron

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ISBN 10: 0393026795 / ISBN 13: 9780393026795
Published by W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIHNED and inscribed on front endpaper by Byron Farwell. Tight, clean and crisp, with previous owner's small stamp to top of endpaper, otherwise a gently read book in excellent condition. Not price clipped. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. Protected in Mylar. Almost Like New. ; 1.11 x 9.13 x 6.57 Inches; 399 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 16652

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Title: Armies of the Raj: From the Great Indian ...

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Farwell has produced an unvarnished portrait of the most dramatic era in the history of the British Empire. His is the first book to give a complete account of all the military forces in India during the last 90 years of the British raj. Photos.

From Publishers Weekly:

With a profusion of anecdotes conveying the character of India under British rule, Farwell ( Eminent Victorian Soldiers ) offers a panoramic survey of the Indian Army during the 90 years between the Sepoy Revolt and the births of independent India and Pakistan. Warfare, however, is not the focus here; instead, the author investigates military recruiting strategies and organization, relations between the colonists and the colonized, and the fluctuating state of morale. Manned mostly by Indians yet led by the British, the army campaigned against boredom nearly as often as it defended the North-West frontier. Farwell is particularly entertaining on the subjects of polo playing, tiger hunting, pig-sticking and promiscuous romancing--all popular forms of relaxation for army men. Other matters of interest include discussion of the Sikhs, whose innate ferocity was fully exploited by the British, and an account of the 1919 massacre at Amritsar--a catalytic event that convinced many that the British would never accept Indians as equals. Photos.
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