Category: India

Sort

Showing 1-2 of 2

Image for The Indian Army Its Contribution to the Development of a Nation

The Indian Army Its Contribution to the Development of a Nation

By: Cohen, Stephen P.

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17633

ISBN: 0520016971

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Board edges show light shelf wear. DJ shows light wear & creasing; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages; "This book explores the origins of the Indian army from its early exploitative role, to its performance in World War II when it confronted extreme political and military challenges. Cohen examines the doctrine of civilian control in India and the evolution of the theory of so-called martial races. The book serves as an interpretation of the history of the Indian Army in the light of contemporary approaches to nation-buildin... View more info

Image for Pick Up Your Parrots and Monkeys.. .  The Life of a Boy Soldier in India - a Brilliant Memoir of the Last Days of the Raj

Pick Up Your Parrots and Monkeys.. . The Life of a Boy Soldier in India - a Brilliant Memoir of the Last Days of the Raj

By: Pennington, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19282

ISBN: 0304365645

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.5 X 6.3 X 1.5 inches; 414 pages; "An unusual, vivid coming-of-age story and unforgettable autobiographical portrayal of the last days of the Indian Raj. "Pick up your parrots and monkeys, and fall in facing the boat" was the traditional order given to British soldiers heading home from India. William Pennington overheard the command when he arrived in India at the age of 17 to serve in the horse artillery. His compelling portrayal of army life extends from the 1930s to the Burma campaign in World War II, wh... View more info