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by Agha Humayun Amin

How a private English Company conquered India and Chastised Afghanistan and Nepal. The Role of the Bengal Army in the British Conquest of India The British employed the Bengal Army in various campaigns starting from the Battle of Plassey in 1757. The major campaigns were as follows 20a: - a) Plassey 1757. b) Campaign against the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam from 1758-1761. c) Campaign against Mir Qasim from 1763-1764. d) Campaign against Nawab of Oudh 1764-1765. e) The First Mahratta War 1778-1782. f) The Rohilla War 1774. g) The Second Mysore War 1782, Third & Fourth Mysore Wars. h) The Second Mahratta War 1803-1805. i) The Anglo Nepalese War 1814-1816. j) The First Burma War 1824-1826 k) The First Afghan War 1839-1842. l) The Conquest of Sindh 1843. m) The First Sikh War 1845-1846. n) The Second Sikh War 1848-1849 o) The Second Burma War 1852 p) Various expeditions against the Trans Indus Frontier Tribes 1849-57. In addition the Bengal Army also went on following overseas expeditions21: - a) Expedition to Malaca (Malaysia) 1791 b) First Egyptian Expedition 1801 c) Expedition to Macao 1808 d) Capture of Mauritins 1810 e) Expedition to Java 1811-13 Thus the Bengal Army bore the brunt of the British wars in India from 1757 to 1857 and proved their mettle against a wide variety of races ranging from the Afghan, Sikh, Gurkha, Mahratta to the Sindhi Baluchi and Frontier tribesmen. The rationale behind listing all these campaigns is to illustrate that the post-1857 British theory that the Bengal Sepoy of the pre-1857 army were no good has no basis. The Oudh sepoy fought well without a cause whether it was Kabul or Nepal or Punjab or in the Kohat hills. Statistically more Bengal Sepoys were in British service till 1857 than Bombay or Madras Sepoys, yet after 1857 it became fashionable to brand them as poor soldiers and non-martial. Philip Mason described this state of the mind in the following words: - 'From now on, it was even more common for officers to divide the people of India sharply into two classes, good and bad, and in the good classes fell the people of the north who had come to their help during the mutiny. What had first been a tendency hardened into a doctrine. These were the martial classes, and only they would make a soldier 22.' The illogical myths in Pakistan that Hindus are less martial or east of Jamna races are less martial are similarly baseless. But for this we do not have to go as far as 1849 since we have the example of the 1965 wa

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