War, Culture and Society in Early Modern South Asia, 1740-1849
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $52.95|
| Book Description: |
This book argues that the role of the British East India Company in transforming warfare in South Asia has been overestimated. Although it agrees with conventional wisdom that, before the British, the nature of Indian society made it difficult for central authorities to establish themselves fully and develop a monopoly over armed force, the book argues that changes to warfare in South Asia were more gradual, and the result of more complicated socio-economic forces than has been...