Militarized Masculinities: Shaped and Reshaped in Colonial South-East Punjab*

  title={Militarized Masculinities: Shaped and Reshaped in Colonial South-East Punjab*},
  author={Prem Chowdhry},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={713 - 750}
  • P. Chowdhry
  • Published 13 November 2012
  • Sociology, History
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract This paper offers a gendered perspective to British domination in India through the British Indian Army—which in many ways was central to their entire structure of economic and political domination in India. Locating its understanding drawn from the political economy of south-east Punjab, it argues that the designated martial castes and military recruitment structurally and ideologically identified with and privileged those trends of existing masculinities in this region which suited… 
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