The Anglo-Maratha Campaigns and the Contest for India: The Struggle for Control of the South Asian Military Economy
This book analyses the Anglo-Maratha Campaigns of 1803 which represented the last serious indigenous obstacle to the formation of the British Raj. It examines Maratha military culture through a battle-by-battle analysis of the campaigns. The author challenges the ethnocentric assumptions that associate Western political ascendancy with 'The Military Revolution' and argues that the real contest for India was not a single decisive military battle but rather the struggle to control the South Asian Military Economy. Victory depended on economics and intelligence rather than superiority in discipline, drill and technology.
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