kingmaxwell (kingmaxwell) wrote,

imperialism + multiculturalism = colonialism (India)

I'm reading Moorhouse's India Britannica.  I'm in the section about british military responses to the Indian uprising.  Here is Moorehouse on the subject:

"No Indian troops were allowed to man field guns from 1861 until the first world war, the only concession toward their use of artillery being the formation of Indian mountain batteries, whose light guns and other equipment were carried by mules and therefore took some time to assemble and fire.  There was also a powerful school of thought which advocated the mixing, as much as possible, of tribes and castes in Indian regiments so that it would be difficult for any potentially mutinous leader to obtain the cohesion he needed to produce a serious threat."
Tags: colonialism, imperialism, india, multiculturalism

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