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Limitations of Military Technology-Naval Warfare on the West Coast, 1650-1800

Naval Warfare on the West Coast, 1650-1800 Anirudh Deahpande The problematic of 'military revolution' opens the possibility of inquiring further into questions of historical needs of societies and the mentalities of the peoples involved in warfare. This essay examines the concept of 'military revolution' and tests its validity with respect to certain aspects of early modern Indian military history It is argued here that the role of military technology in the military-naval history of the western coast of India, specifically in the 18th century, requires reappraisal. The author contends that the role of military technology in history can be fruitfully defined only in relation to interactive factors like geography and politics conditioning the environment of early modern warfare.

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