The Sepoys and the Company

The Sepoys and the Company

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Alavi examines the factors used by the British when forming the East India Company's Bengal Army in the period 1770-1830. Kinship groups, diet, and caste played as important a part as the more practical financial incentives offered by pension schemes and invalid pay in providing a loyal high-status army for the emerging colonial authority.... by 8 feet in height. Each room had one window with strong iron bars. Both the doors as well as the windows were properly secured by locks to the former and bolts to both. ... The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English (Oxford, 1984), pp. 446, 193. ... Diseases, pp. 36-7; and J. Astric, A Treatise of the Venereal idiots , and demented sipahis of the asylum were in fact 1 50/ The Sepoys and the Company.

Title:The Sepoys and the Company
Author: Seema Alavi
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 1995

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