Wellington in Indian Military History

May 2018
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Michigan
I am curious as to how Indian military historians view Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. He campaigned extensively in India, and his victories may or may not be considered of any significance in India (particularly when considering the whole of Indian military history dating back since Alexander).

When Jac Weller was writing Wellington in India, he worked with the Indian Army to visit the Assaye, and other, battle sites. He doesn't indicate in the book whether the Indians have a positive or negative impression of him: on one hand, he led military campaigns against dis-united local rulers while allied with other local rulers, even leading native Indian troops other than Company sepoys. On the other hand, he went out of his way to ensure proper treatment to civilians and locals, and treated them as virtually equal to whites...in 1802.