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Morale, Discipline, and Discontent in the Indian Armed Forces

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The very absence of large-scale mutinies in the Indian armed forces between 1939 and 1945 indicates that Indian soldiery was quite content with British military service. Moreover, there were no overt ... More


Defeat in Mesopotamia

Kaushik Roy

in Indian Army and the First World War: 1914-18

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199485659
eISBN:
9780199093939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485659.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter grapples with the question whether the defeat of the British Indian Army at Kut was inevitable or not? And India’s responsibility for the disaster at Kut is also considered. This chapter ... More


Varieties of Colonialism: India and Nigeria

Atul Kohli

in Imperialism and the Developing World: How Britain and the United States Shaped the Global Periphery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190069629
eISBN:
9780190069650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069629.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

British colonialism in India was prolonged and deep. By contrast, British rule in Africa, including in Nigeria, was relatively short and superficial. This chapter analyzes the motives, mechanisms, ... More


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