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Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857

Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857
Volume IV: Military Aspects of the Indian Uprising

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Gavin Rand - University of Greenwich, UK
  • Crispin Bates - Professor, Modern and Contemporary South Asian History, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

Series Editor: Crispin Bates

Volume: 4

June 2013 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The Mutiny at the Margins series takes a fresh look at the Revolt of 1857 from a variety of original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography.

Military Aspects of the Indian Uprising (Volume 4) deals with how battles were won and lost and how the army re-organised after the revolt. It also touches on the thorny issue of how to define the events of 1857-as a rebellion, a national uprising or a small war of the kind experienced in many colonial states.

Introduction: The 'Subaltern at Arms' GAVIN RAND and CRISPIN BATES
The Sepoy Speaks: Discerning the Significance of the Vellore Mutiny JAMES W FREY
Combat, Combat Motivation and the Construction of Identities: A Case Study KAUSHIK ROY
Holy Warriors: Religion as Military Modus Operandi CRISPIN BATES and MARINA CARTER
Logistic Failures on the Part of the Rebels in 1857 WILLIAM DALRYMPLE
Durgadas and Sitaram: Tales of Loyalty in the Great Indian Uprising SABYASACHI DASGUPTA
Reconstructing the Imperial Military after the Rebellion GAVIN RAND
Finding those Men with 'Guts': The Ascription and Re-ascription of Martial Identities in India after the Uprising GAJENDRA SINGH
Mutiny, War or Small War? Revisiting an Old Debate GAUTAM CHAKRAVARTY

Essays assembled in [this volume] are fairly conventional, both in terms of issues they address and the sources on which they are based...they are all valuable contributions to the historiography of the revolt of 1857.

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ISBN: 9788132110538