Publisher description for The garrison state : the military, government and society in colonial Punjab 1849-1947 / Tan Tai Yong.


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This book examines the impact of the Indian army in the development of colonial Punjab. It examines the processes and extent by which the province was militarized, analyses the nature of this labour market and shows how the need to control an expanding recruiting ground led to the integration of the civil administration with the military command, therby laying the foundations of a civil-military regime in the Punjab.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Punjab (India) -- History -- 19th century.
Punjab (India) -- History -- 20th century.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- History -- 20th century.