Author: Gautam Gupta
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123014937
The Uprising of 1857 may be termed as a watershed moment in the history of modern India. Dismissed by most British historians as a mere “Sepoy Mutiny”, it was viewed as a mass uprising in many parts of the world. British writings that followed the events of 1857-58 marginalized it as only a chapter in military history of Britain while Indian writers glorified it as a War of Independence.
This book brought out to mark the 150th year of the uprising of 1857; attempts to offer an analysis of the events that changed the course of Indian history. Through extensive referenced, first hand accounts and other historical documents it endeavors to document the eventful saga of rebellion in a fresh perspective thus bringing vividly alive the events of 1857 that navigated India to its eventual freedom from British yoke in 1947.
The author Gautam Gupta’s life interest in various aspects of 1857 finds a brilliant manifestation in this volume and provides the reader a lot to think about.
What Caused the Great Conflagration of 1857
Delhi: Gained and Lost
Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi
Bihar and Jharkhand
Central India and Rajasthan
The Last Phase
The Dying Embers