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WORKSHOP: THE MILITARY ASPECTS OF 1857

Monday 23rd July, 2007, Room 108, William Robertson Building, George Square,   University of Edinburgh

10.30:
Welcome

10.45am - 1.00pm:

Sabyasachi Dasgupta (Nehru Memorial Library) - Durgadas and Sitaram: Tales of Loyalty in 1857

William Dalrymple - A failure of logistics: how shortages of food and supplies lost the rebels the siege of Delhi 

Kaushik Roy (Presidency College , Calcutta ) - Combat, Combat Motivation and the Construction of Identity

1pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm - 4.15pm:

Gavin Rand (University of Greenwich) - Learning the Lessons of '57: reconstructing the imperial military after the rebellion

Gajendra Singh (University of Edinburgh) - Conceptualising Martialness: the ascription and reascription of martial identities in India from the mutinies of 1857 to the last days of the Raj

Pritam Singh (Oxford Brooks University) - Contesting Interpretations of the Sikh role in 1857

4.15pm: Concluding discussion - souces and issues for future histories of the military in India

Convener: Kim A. Wagner;
Email: kaw32@cam.ac.uk
Mobile : (+0044) 07854167732

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