The ‘Thin White Line’: European soldiers in colonial India
From Hayley Cotterill on August 30th, 2017
The military sat at the core of imperial rule in India. Although the army was composed largely of Indian troops, European soldiers were thought to be crucial to maintaining colonial rule. In this talk, Dr Erica Wald explores the professional and daily lives of the European rank-and-file in India during the nineteenth century.
Audio recorded 20 April 2017 as part of the programme of talks accompanying the exhibition 'Threads of Empire: Rule and resistance in colonial India', which was jointly curated by Manuscripts & Special Collections, Dr Onni Gust (School of History) and Ibtisam Ahmed (PhD student, School of Politics and International Relations).