Kaushik Roy

PRIO Global Fellow

Kaushik Roy
Institution: Department of History, Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India)
Email: kroymilhist@yahoo.com
Kaushik Roy is an External Associate at PRIO.

Background

​​​Kaushik Roy is Reader at the Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal. He has been affiliated with PRIO since 2006, notably through the Centre for the Study of Civil War, and was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow in 2014.

Events

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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Roy, Kaushik (2013) Race and Recruitment in the Indian Army: 1880–1918, Modern Asian Studies 47(4): 1310–1347.
Roy, Kaushik (2012) Afghanistan and the future of war, International Area Studies Review 15(3): 301–320.
Roy, Kaushik (2012) Horses, guns and governments: A comparative study of the military transition in the Manchu, Mughal, Ottoman and Safavid empires, circa 1400 to circa 1750, International Area Studies Review 15(2): 99–121.
Roy, Kaushik (2011) The Hybrid Military Establishment of the East India Company in South Asia: 1750–1849, Journal of Global History 6(2): 195–218.
Roy, Kaushik (2010) Expansion and Deployment of the Indian Army During World War II: 1939-45, The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research 88: 248–268.
Roy, Kaushik (2010) From Defeat to Victory: Logistics of the Campaign in Mesopotamia, 1914–1918, First World War Studies 1(1): 35–55.
Roy, Kaushik (2010) Discipline and Morale of the African, British and Indian Army Units in Burma and India During World War II: July 1943 to August 1945, Modern Asian Studies 44(6): 1255–1282.
Roy, Kaushik (2009) Military Loyalty in the Colonial Context: A Case Study of the Indian Army during World War II, The Journal of Military History 73(2): 497–529.
Roy, Kaushik (2009) Science of Siege Warfare in India During the Great Mutiny: 1857-58, Indian Journal of History of Science 44(1): 73–94.
Roy, Kaushik (2008) Axis Satellite Armies of World War II: A Case Study of the Azad Hind Fauj, 1942-45, Indian Historical Review 35(1): 144–172.
Roy, Kaushik (2007) Just and Unjust War in Hindu Philosophy, Journal of Military Ethics 6(3): 232–245.

Monograph

Roy, Kaushik (2016) Sepoys against the Rising Sun: The Indian Army in Far East and South-East Asia, 1941–45. Leiden: Brill.
Roy, Kaushik (2016) India and World War II: War, Armed Forces and Society, 1939–1945. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Roy, Kaushik & Sourish Saha (2016) Armed Forces and Insurgents in Modern Asia. Abingdon: Routledge.
Roy, Kaushik (2015) War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500-2013. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Roy, Kaushik (2015) Warfare in Pre-British India - 1500 BCE to 1740 CE. Abingdon: Routledge.
Roy, Kaushik (2015) Frontiers, Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies in South Asia. Abingdon: Routledge.
Roy, Kaushik (2014) Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400- 1750: Cavalry, Guns, Governments and Ships. London: Bloomsbury.
Gates, Scott & Kaushik Roy (2014) Unconventional Warfare in South Asia, Shadow Warriors and Counterinsurgency. Farnham: Ashgate.
Roy, Kaushik (2013) Military Manpower, Armies and Warfare in South Asia. London: Pickering & Chatto. Warfare, Society and Culture.
Roy, Kaushik (2013) The Army in Britsh India: From Colonial Warfare to Total War 1857-1947. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Bloomsbury Studies in Military History.
Roy, Kaushik (2012) Hinduism and the Ethics of Warfare in South Asia: From Antiquity to the Present. : Cambridge University Press. .
Roy, Kaushik (2011) War, Culture and Society in Early Modern South Asia, 1740-1849. : Routledge. .
Roy, Kaushik (2010) The Armed Forces of Independent India 1947-2006. : .
Roy, Kaushik (2009) The Oxford Companion to Modern Warfare in India. : .
Roy, Kaushik (2008) Brown Warriors of the Raj: Recruitment and the Mechanics of Command in the Sepoy Army, 1859-1913. New Delhi.

Book Chapter

Roy, Kaushik (2016) Indian Society and the Soldier: Will the Twain Ever Meet?, in Harsh V. Pant, ed., Handbook of Indian Defence Policy: Themes, Structures and Doctrines. New Delhi: Routledge (64–76).
Roy, Kaushik (2016) Artillery of the Army in India in World War I, in Sanders Marble, ed., King of Battle: Artillery In World War I. Leiden: Brill (299–323).
Roy, Kaushik (2015) British-India and Afghanistan: 1707-1842, in Kaushik Roy, ed., Chinese and Indian Warfare - from the Classical Age to 1870. Abingdon: Routledge (91–120).
Gates, Scott & Kaushik Roy (2015) lntroduction: Armies, Warfare and the State in Afghanistan from Pre-modern Times to the Present Era, in Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, War and State-Building In Afghanistan: Historical and Modern Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury (1–20).
Roy, Kaushik (2015) Great Mughals, Warfare and COIN in Afghanistan, 1520-1707, in Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, War and State-Building in Afghanistan: Historical and Modern Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury (43–78).
Gates, Scott; Kaushik Roy; Marianne Dahl & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2015) Continuity and Change in Asymmetric Warfare in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, in Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, War and State-Building in Afghanistan: Historical and Modern Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury (21–42).
Roy, Kaushik & Peter Lorge (2015) Introduction, in Roy, Kaushik; & Peter Lorge, eds, Chinese and Indian Warfare - from the Classical Age to 1870. Abingdon: Routledge (1–14).
Roy, Kaushik (2014) Hinduism, in Reichberg, Gregory M.; & Henrik Syse, eds, Religion, War, and Ethics: a Sourcebook of Textual Traditions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (471–543).
Roy, Kaushik (2014) Learning through Conflicts: How have India's External Conflicts Shaped its Strategic Culture?, in Happymon Jacob, ed., Does India Think Strategically? Institutions, Strategic Culture and Security Policies. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors (83–112).
Roy, Kaushik (2014) The Concept of Peace in Hinduism: A Historical Analysis, in Shogimen, Takashi; & Vicki A. Spencer, eds, Visions of Peace: Asia and the West. Farnham: Ashgate (47–66).
Roy, Kaushik (2014) British-India and Afghanistan: 1707–1842, in Kaushik Roy, ed., Chinese and Indian Warfare – from the Classical Age to 1870. London: Routledge (91–120).
Roy, Kaushik & Gavin Rand (2013) Combat, Combat Motivation and the Construction of Identities: A Case Study, in Bates, Crispin; & Gavin Rand, eds, Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857. New Delhi: SAGE Publications India (24–40).
Roy, Kaushik (2013) From the Mamluks to the Mansabdars: A Social History of Military Service in South Asia, c. 1500 to c. 1650, in Fighting for a Living: a Comparative History of Military Labour 1500-2000. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (81–114).
Roy, Kaushik (2012) Tradition and Transition in North India: Construction of the Hybrid Army by the East India Company, 1612-1849, in Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, ed., The Eighteenth Century In South Asia: New Terrains. Kolkata: Asiatic Society (179–208).
Roy, Kaushik(2012) Introduction, in Roy, Kaushik, ed., Handbooks For the Indian Army, Rajputana Classes, Jats, Gujars and Ahirs. : Three Rivers Publishers(vii–xv).
Roy, Kaushik(2012) Introduction, in Roy, Kaushik, ed., Partition of India: Why 1947?. : Oxford University Press(xv–xliii).
Roy, Kaushik(2012) India, in Beckett, Ian F.W., ed., Citizen Soldiers and the British Empire, 1837-1902. : Pickering & Chatto(101–120).
Roy, Kaushik(2012) Insurgencies, Counter-Insurgencies and State Building in Asia: A Comparative Analysis, in Gupta, Swarupa, ed., Nationhood and Identity Movements In Asia: Colonial and Post-Colonial Times. : Manohar Publishers & Distributors(99–117).
Roy, Kaushik(2012) Science and Secularization of War: Transition in Siege Warfare in South Asia from Medieval to Modern Times, in Aquil, Raziuddin, ed., Warfare, Religion and Society In Indian History. : Manohar Publishers & Distributors(249–290).
Roy, Kaushik; & Aquil, Raziuddin(2012) Introduction Warfare, Religion and Society In Indian History. : Manohar Publishers & Distributors(11–41 ).
Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction: Warfare, Society and the Indian Army During the Two World Wars The Indian Army During the Two World Wars. : Brill(1–24).
Roy, Kaushik(2011) Indian Cavalery from the First World war till the Third Afghan War The Indian Army In the Two World Wars. : Brill Academic Publishers(191–222).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction Unconventional Warfare In South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–30).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction Conventional Warfare In South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–30).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction The Nuclear Shadow Over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–28).
Roy, Kaushik (2011) Historiographical Survey of the Writings on Indian Military History, in Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, ed., Approaches to History, Essays in Indian Historiography. New Delhi: Primus Books (119–157).
Roy, Kaushik (2011) Warfare in Pre-British South Asia: A New Interpretation, in Kaushik Roy, ed., Warfare and Politics in South Asia from Ancient to Modern Times. New Dehli: Manohar (85–120).
Roy, Kaushik (2011) Kautilya on COIN: A Classical indian Thinker on Counter-Insurgencies, in Kaushik Roy, ed., Warfare and Politics in South Asia from Ancient to Modern Times. New Dehli: Manohar (57–83).
Roy, Kaushik(2010) 1857 Uprising: Colonial War or Small War or Total War The Uprising of 1857, Before and Beyond. : (245–272).
Roy, Kaushik(2010) Military Synthesis in South Armies, Warfare, and Indian Society, c.1740 – 1849 Warfare, State and Society In South Asia. : (350–396).
Roy, Kaushik(2010) Company Bahadur Against the Pandies: The Military Dimension of 1857 Mutiny Revisited Warfare, State and Society In South Asia. : (426–453).
Roy, Kaushik (2009) Norms of war in Hinduism, in Popovski, Vesselin; Gregory M. Reichberg; & Nicholas Turner, eds, World Religions and Norms of War. Tokyo: United Nations University Press (30–59).
Roy, Kaushik (2009) The Army in India in Mesopotamia From 1916 to 1918: Tactics, Technology and Logistics Reconsidered, in 1917: Beyond the Western Front. Leiden: (131–158).
Roy, Kaushik (2009) The Logistics of Victory: Punjab and Supplying the British-India Army during the 1857-59 Uprising, in Uprising of 1857: Perspectives and Peripheries. Kolkata, India: (262–293).
Roy, Kaushik (2008) Introduction, in 1857 Uprising: a Tale of an Indian Warrior. Kolkata: (1–28).
Roy, Kaushik (2007) The Theories of War, in History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume XV Part 1: Science, Technology, Imperialism and War. New Delhi: (575–639).
Roy, Kaushik (2007) Conventional War, in History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume XV Part 1: Science, Technology, Imperialism and War. New Delhi: (641–707).
Roy, Kaushik & Sabyasachi Dasgupta (2006) Discipline and Disobedience in the Bengal and Madras Armies, in War and Society in Colonial India, 1807–1945. New Delhi: (55–81).

Edited Volume

Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2015) Chinese and Indian Warfare - From the Classical Age to 1870. Abingdon: Routledge.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2015) War and State-Building in Afghanistan: Historical and Modern Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury Studies in Military History.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2014) War and State-Building in Afghanistan: Historical and Modern Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Bloomsbury Studies in Military History.
Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2012) Handbooks for the Indian Army, Rajputana Classes, Jats, Gujars and Ahirs. New Delhi: Three Rivers Publishers.
Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2012) Partition of India: Why 1947Oxford University Press.
Roy, Kaushik; & Raziuddin Aquil, eds, (2012) Warfare, Religion and Society in Indian History. Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) Unconventional Warfare in South Asia to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) The Nuclear Shadow over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to Present.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) Conventioinal Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2011) The Indian Army in the Two World Wars. Leiden: Brill. History of Warfare.
Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2011) Warfare and Politics in South Asia from Ancient to Modern Times. New Delhi: Manohar.
Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2010) The Uprising of 1857, Before and Beyond. New Delhi.
Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2010) Warfare, State and Society in South Asia. New Delhi.
Roy, Kaushik (ed.) (2008) 1857 Uprising: A Tale of an Indian Warrior [Translation of Durgadas Bandopadhyay's Amar Jivancharit]. Kolkata: Anthem Press India. Anthem South Asian Series.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Roy, Kaushik (2012) Introduction: Warfare and the state in Afghanistan, International Area Studies Review 15(3): 195–202.