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The Indian Army: Its Contribution To The Development Of A Nation

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This book explores the origins of the Indian army from its early exploitative role, to its performance in World War II when it confronted extreme political and military challenges. Cohen examines the doctrine of civilian control in India and the evolution of the theory of so-called martial races. The book serves as an interpretation of the history of the Indian Army in the ...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published October 31st 1991 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 1971)
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The modern militaries of South Asia reflect one of the central accomplishments and enduring legacies of the British Empire. Building upon a detailed description of the Indian Army’s essential elements, as established under British rule and developed over generations, Stephen Cohen articulates his central argument. The military organization that emerged on the subcontinent in the early twentieth century proved a force for conservative continuity across the radical political and cultural diversiti ...more
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Stephen Philip Cohen is an American political scientist. He is a prominent expert on Pakistan, India, and South Asian security. He is a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and an emeritus professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has authored, co-authored or edited at least 12 books, has been named as one of America's 500 most influential peop ...more
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