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Silurian10 Aug 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

Thanks to a recommendation on this site, I picked up "Britain's Army in India" by James Lawford.
Very glad I did, it's a gripping read that covers the first shaky days of the East India Company up to the point where Britain's grip on India is consolidated, after the battle of Buxar, 1764. Very well written – unputdownable, as they say!

I have a couple of books on the Indian Mutiny, but I would like some general histories of the Sub-continent covering the years in-between.

Thanks for any recommendations.

Andrew Preziosi10 Aug 2018 6:26 p.m. PST

That IS one superb book and I've actually found some of the source documents/material Lawford used for his book.

It's late, been a long day, but I will post a list of books in my library, most of which are available online nowadays!

RittervonBek11 Aug 2018 1:25 a.m. PST

Redcoat by richard holmes touches on this era.

Glengarry511 Aug 2018 4:00 a.m. PST

This is an old one but quite entertaining.


Silurian14 Aug 2018 7:34 a.m. PST

Thank you guys.

Andrew, if you get an opportunity to post your list of books I'd certainly appreciate it. Thanks.

ConnaughtRanger01 Sep 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Jac Weller's "Wellington in India" is great history of a specific period.

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