The Garrison State: The Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab 1849–1947

TitleThe Garrison State: The Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab 1849–1947
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsTan, Tai Yong
Number of Pages333
PublisherSage
CityThousand Oaks, CA
Abstract

Following the Mutiny of 1857, various factors impelled the British to turn to the province of Punjab in north-western India as the principal recruiting ground for the Indian Army. This book examines the processes by which the politics and political economy of colonial Punjab was militarised by the provinces̀ position as the s̀word arm ̀of the Raj. The militarisation of the administration in the Punjab was characterised by a conjunction of the military, civil and political authorities. This led to the emergence of a uniquely civil-military regime, a phenomenon that was not replicated anywhere else.

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