The scattered Irish
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This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides the British influence on the life and history of Punjab, the province regarded as British India's 'greatest success story'. It examines the social, religious, ethnic and educational backgrounds of Irish recruits to the three services: the Indian Civil Service (ICS), the Indian Medical Service (IMS) and the Indian Public Works Department (PWD). The book also examines the reasons behind the remarkable increase in Irish recruitment beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. It compares the experiences and backgrounds of Irishmen recruited to serve in other British possessions in Asia with those of their counterparts in India. British and Irish public servants could hardly participate in domestic Indian politics but they influenced such politics in various ways.

Servants of the empire

The Irish in Punjab, 1881–1921


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