Between Two Worlds: A Rajput Officer in the Indian Army, 1905-21 : Based on the Diary of Amar Singh of Jaipur

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University Press of America, 2005 - 679 頁
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Between Two Worlds: A Rajput Officer in the Indian Army, 1905-21 describes two societies in early twentieth century colonial India-- the British governmental and military society and the regional Rajasthan aristocracy. The book portrays life in the peacetime cantonments of Mhow (1906-14) and New Delhi (1918-19), on the Western and Mesopotamian fronts of World War One, and on the Northwest Frontier (1919-21) during the Pathan uprising. The story is tied together by the pioneering experiences of Captain (later Major-General) Amar Singh, an aristocrat of Jaipur state. Singh's personal story, revealed through the diary that he kept throughout his adult life, details Indo-British cultural collaboration. Amar Singh was, unwittingly, an excellent ethnographer of Rajput society, extensively recording family tensions, marriages, estate development, and the decadent lives of Rajput princes. Singh, in 1905, was among the first Indians given an officers' commission in the British Indian Army. However, it was not until 1917 that he received his full officer commission.
 

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Introduction Contexts and Concepts
1
An Indian Officer of Uncertain Position The Initiation 1905
45
Setting the Pattern of a Dual Life 1905
81
Marking Time in the Military The Mhow Cantonment 1906 14
131
Qualities of Lire in Mhow and Indore
193
Where the Heart Was Jaipur Kanota and the Company of Rajputs
239
State and Estate Dealing with the Maharajas Goverment Developing the Thikana
301
Swept Up in the Great War The Western Front 191415
355
List of Indian Princely States of Importance to This Study
625
List of Jaipur Thikanas Estates of Importance to This Study
626
Register of Books Read by Amar Singh in 1906
627
Register of Amar Singhs Shikar Hunting in 1909
631
Descriptive List of Kanota Thikana Estate Servants 1912
632
Makeup of the Indian Corps in France 1914
636
Genealogical Charts of the Peelva Champawat Families Peelva Santha Gondher Kanota and Naila
639
Glossary
649

Wartime Experiences Outside Europe British Policy and New Commissions 1916 1918
423
A Regimental Officer The New Delhi Cantonment and the Northwest Frontier 1918 21
483
The Solace of Home Princely Changes and the Continuity of Rajput Life 1916 21
531
A Dramatic Change Princely Adoption and Reversal of Family Fortunes 1921
585
Perspectives and Epilogue
597
Bibliography
651
Biographical Sketch of the Aurthor
661
Index
663
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DeWitt C. Ellinwood, Jr. is Associate Professor Emeritus of History at the University at Albany (SUNY). Dr. Ellinwood earned his Ph.D. in History from Washington University.

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