Between Mars and Mammon; the East India Company and Efforts to Reform its Army, 1796–1832

  title={Between Mars and Mammon; the East India Company and Efforts to Reform its Army, 1796–1832},
  author={Douglas M. Peers},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={385 - 401}
  • D. Peers
  • Published 1 June 1990
  • History, Economics
  • The Historical Journal
The history of the East India Company's rule of India is marked by sporadic outbursts of civil-military conflict. It was not unknown in India for European officers to down tools and commit acts that bordered on outright mutiny. Perhaps this could be expected when, on the one hand, the Company, as a commercial body, sought to maximize its profits, while on the other, the army was essentially a mercenary force, ever grasping for a larger slice of the fiscal pie. If, however, we penetrate deeper… 
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