Thursday, March 6, 2014

New military history research and book review: The Maoist conflict in India, Scotland and England at war

In Small Wars & Insurgencies, an article by Srobana Bhattacharya on the recent history and current state of the Maoist conflict in India.  Bhattacharya argues that in the 1960s, the goal of the Maoists was to achieve land redistribution and the elimination of class enemies.  The current goal however is to affect caste identities and achieve political control of areas.  This has resulted in the Maoists becoming more involved in local crime and business networks.
 DPK Pillay critically wounded fighting insurgents in the north-east of India - date unknown
The International Review of Scottish Studies provides a review of England and Scotland at War, c.1296-c.1513 edited by Andy King and David Simpkin.  The reviewer examines a few of the essays which deal with some of the politics, political structures and logistics that Scottish lords faced during this period of warfare.  Overall, the reviewer was impressed by the quality of scholarship found in this volume. 
  A Franco-Scottish force led by Jean de Vienne attacks Wark Castle in 1385 - from Froissart's Chronicles

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