The Sepoy and the Raj

The Indian Army, 1860–1940

  • David Omissi

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 243-313

About this book


This is the first scholarly study of the subject for twenty years, and the only one based on extensive archival research. The Indian Army conquered India for the British, and protected the Raj against its enemies within and without. In this evocative and compassionate work, David Omissi examines the origins, motives and protests of the several million Indian peasant- soldiers who served the colonial power.


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Authors and affiliations

  • David Omissi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of History and Centre for Indian StudiesUniversity of HullUK

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