Southern Asia and Indian Ocean
This seminar will examine the rise of British military power in the Indian subcontinent, with a focus on the Indian "sepoys" who formed the backbone of the Bengal Army between 1757 and 1857. The course will begin with a consideration of the early modern 'military revolution' in world history, followed by a series of introductory monographs on the military and social history of India between 1500 and 1860. We will then turn to the figure of the sepoy (from the Persian/Urdu "sipahi," soldier) and the cataclysmic events of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, including its rapid explosion into a populist north Indian rebellion against British rule.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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