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'It gives us a power and strength which we do not possess': Martiality, manliness, and India's Great War enlistment drive

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This article studies the extraordinarily broad advocacy of military enlistment by India's political and intellectual elites during the First World War. Though often interpreted as politically motivated, it shows above all a preoccupation with the enlivening effects of military experience - in particular its development of courage and manliness. In this it followed an established pattern of Indian elite concern with martiality. It also reflected anxieties of Indian weakness and effeminacy - so...

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10.1017/S0026749X16000676

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies More from this journal
Volume:
52
Issue:
6
Pages:
1977–2012
Publication date:
2018-07-26
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
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pubs:919722
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uuid:d3d10dcb-a978-42f0-85ee-c3ff44bdf199
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pubs:919722
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919722
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2018-10-07

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