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sepoy

A deprecating term for the pool of migrant doctors who formed a cadre of indentured labour, primarily from South Asia. These doctors were necessary for NHS operations, and provided a largel labour pool which occupied the lower rungs of a pyramidal medical hierarchy, which ensured that UK doctors at the apex had little competition in the much limited (post-NHS) private sector. Overseas qualified doctors were provided training in the NHS in return for meeting the population’s health service requirements, but were systematically disadvantaged in terms of access to jobs, career mobility, places of employment and specialties they could choose.

Etymology
Sepoys were soldiers at the private level who were recruited from native populations of the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan and Bangladesh by European powers, thus were natives serving a foreigh master. Sepoys served in English armies in particular, but also in French and Portuguese armies.
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The Sepoy Mutiny, 1857; an annotated checklist of English language books.
The Indian sepoy has been viewed sociologically before now, as in David Omissi's The Sepoy and the Raj, but the British soldier, "Tommy Atkins" has remained the figure of Kipling's fiction.
From simple sepoy mutiny to first war of independence, with stops at Muslim and Hindu conspiracies, the events of 1857 have been dissected, mulched, and reformed so many times that every possible explanation must have been analyzed.