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Hostages in our camp: military collaboration between princely India and the British Raj, c. 1880-1920

Sehrawat, S. (2007) Hostages in our camp: military collaboration between princely India and the British Raj, c. 1880-1920. In: India's Princely States: People Princes and Colonialism. Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia, 45 . Routledge, Abingdon, United Kindom, pp. 118-139. ISBN 9780415415415

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the origin and military context of the Imperial Service Troops (IST). It focuses on two episodes in the evolution of princely-British military collaboration in the early twentieth century: Curzon's attempt ot expand the IST in 1903 and the 1919-20 initiative to reorganise the IST.