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Imperatives of the New Order

Rajesh Rai

in Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port-city

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099291
eISBN:
9780199083114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099291.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the Indian experience from the period immediately before the advent of World War II in the East to mid-1943—just before the arrival of Subhas Chandra Bose to Singapore. ... More


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


The Golden Temple: A Tale of Two Sieges

C. Christine Fair

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two important operations waged by Indian security forces to counter Sikh insurgents operating in India's northern state of Punjab, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. The ... More


Manpower Mobilization and Indian Society

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/9780199485659.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyses the course and consequences of combatant and non-combatant manpower mobilization for the Indian Army during the First World War. The quantum of manpower mobilization by British ... More


The Indian Army in Africa and Italy: 1940–4

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/9780199463534.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The Indian Army defeated the Italians in Abyssinia and played a crucial role in containing Erwin Rommel’s Panzerarmee Afrika in Egypt–Libya in 1941–2. The Indian troops proved themselves masters of ... More


Indians in Singapore, 1819-1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port-city

Rajesh Rai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099291
eISBN:
9780199083114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099291.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Indians in Singapore, 1819 to 1945 studies the Indian diaspora in colonial Singapore. Drawing on administrative archives, intelligence reports, observer accounts, newspapers, oral testimonies, and ... 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


Martial Race Theory and Recruitment in the Indian Army during Two World Wars

Kaushik Roy

in Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755835
eISBN:
9781501755866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755835.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines manpower mobilization for the Indian Army. It deals with four issues: which communities were recruited, the reasons for recruiting only certain communities, the actual mechanism ... More


The Issue of Surrender in the Malayan Campaign, 1941–2

Mark Connelly

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The fall of Singapore in February 1942 witnessed the surrender of some 130,000 British, Imperial and Commonwealth soldiers. The event was a disaster for the British Empire in the Far East and ... More


The Impact of World Events 1939–1945

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the approach of the Second World War; the offer of forming an Indian constitution; the Cripps proposals; the plan to end British rule in India through a ‘Quit India ... More


The Fall of Hong Kong, December 1941

Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun

in Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208708
eISBN:
9789888313457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter is a revision of the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 using both Japanese and British archival sources and other materials. It attempts to bring in the Japanese perspective to the Battle and ... More


Indian Labour and the Geographies of the Great War

Radhika Singha

in The Coolie’s Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914–1921

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197525586
eISBN:
9780197554562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525586.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter assesses the key role of the non-combatant or follower ranks in the history of sub-imperial drives exerted across the land and sea frontiers of India. The reliance of the War Office upon ... More


Sikhs and World War II (1939–45)

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter views World War II in the perspective of the Sikhs. It talks about Indian politics during the ‘Phony War’, and highlights the crisis of conscience experienced by the Sikh leaders. It ... More


How to Destroy a Monastery

Peter Caddick-Adams

in Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199974641
eISBN:
9780190254605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199974641.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Indian Army's participation in the Monte Cassino campaign during World War II. The Indian subcontinent contributed the largest volunteer army of any in the war, with more ... 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


Indian Army and the First World War: 1914-18

Kaushik Roy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199485659
eISBN:
9780199093939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485659.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Accustomed to conducting low-intensity warfare before 1914, the Indian Army learnt to engage in high-intensity conventional warfare during the course of World War I, thereby exhibiting a steep ... More


Phizo: The Charismatic Protagonist of the Movement

Namrata Goswami

in The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland: Stories from the Field

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190121174
eISBN:
9780190990565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121174.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The second chapter deals with the life of A.Z. Phizo, the charismatic leader of the Naga National Council (NNC). It details his entry into the conflict, his role during the fight against British rule ... More


Indian Political Activism in Republican China

Madhavi Thampi

in Beyond Pan-Asianism: Connecting China and India, 1840s-1960s

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129118
eISBN:
9780190992132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129118.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the various dimensions of Indian political activism in China in the first half of the twentieth century, a relatively understudied aspect of India–China interactions in this ... More


Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, an Olympics silver medalist and former army officer who has served in counter-insurgency operations, is an unusual politician. He did not enter politics, either working ... More


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