Boot, Hooves And Wheels: And The Social Dynamics Behind South Asian Warfare by Saikat BoseBoot, Hooves And Wheels: And The Social Dynamics Behind South Asian Warfare by Saikat Bose

Boot, Hooves And Wheels: And The Social Dynamics Behind South Asian Warfare

bySaikat Bose

Hardcover | July 7, 2015

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The books title has an apparent misnomer-boots were not used in early armies, at least as apparent from temple sculptures which depict bare-bodied and barefooted soldiers. But is it likely to have been true? Or social reasons led to suppression of footgear on temple walls? The book explores these and myriad other questions on the military experience of South Asia, hoping to construct a picture of how men, animals, and equipment were used on South Asian battlefields from the end of the Paleolithic till the dawn of our era. Further, as all that happens on battlefields is no more than the tip of the proverbial iceberg whose submarine mass conceals many cause-effect relationships in a wide variety of fields, the author, adopting a wide fronted approach, examines the evidence of anthropology, literature, mythology, folklore, technology, archaeology, and architecture, to reconstructs the military atmosphere of South Asia beyond the battlefield, which is the aim of this book.
Col Saikat Bose (Indian Army) survives from personal crisis to personal crisis in the Army. An avid traveler, he loves to nose around places associated with battles and combat, and hopes to make the subject of Battlefield Archaeology popular in his part of the world. He also dabbles in Comparative Religion.
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Title:Boot, Hooves And Wheels: And The Social Dynamics Behind South Asian WarfareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:568 pages, 9.27 × 6.34 × 1.48 inPublished:July 7, 2015Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9384464538

ISBN - 13:9789384464530

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Conventional Beginning-Battle of Jhelum Chapter 2: Warfare and Weaponry in the Age of Bronze Chapter 3: Chariot Peoples and Chariot Empires Chapter 4: Age of Iron-Warring Principalities and Formation of States Chapter 5: Empires of the Iron Age Chapter 6: The Cavalry Revolution Chapter 7: Feudalisation of the Turco-Arab Frontier Chapter 8: Resistance and Advancing Frontiers Chapter 9: Mughals-from Warband to State Chapter 10: Mughals-from State to Empire Chapter 11: Mughals-Empire under Siege Chapter 12: The English-from Trader to Nawab Chapter 13: The British High Noon Chapter 14: Quarrel with the Sepoys and the British Restoration Glossary Chronology Bibliography Index