The Indian Mutiny of 1857

The Indian Mutiny of 1857

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Author: G B Malleson
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 288
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129107902


The causes remain many but rather elusive, the consequences even more so-did it ring the death toll of the British Empire, was it a mere speck of exaggerated trouble.

This book serves as a tremendous gap-filler and demystifying agent. It begins with a background of the building of the British Raj in India, a move not deliberate but powerful enough to shape history for decades to come. The author delves in great detail into the causes of the Mutiny, unlike preceding writes who mostly concentrated on the consequences. Through personal knowledge and observation he attempts to in-point that latent power that drove the mutiny on. He gives a realistic account of all the important operations that took place, praising the heroic and criticizing the undeserving. He is careful not to overlay his work with too much tedious detail, so his writing remains lucid and interesting.

The Indian Mutiny of 1857 captures successfully and uncompromisingly an event that was perhaps disorganized but large in scale, dealing with each individual area separately, analysing the causes and effects locally and nation-wide. It captures the spirit of the time, its people who fought and died, the attitudes of the Raj that was gradually losing control of its Empire.



The Conspirators

The First Mutterings of the Storm

The Spread of the Epidemic

Barrackpur, Calcutta and the North-west to the 9th of May

The Revolt at Mirath and the Seizure of Delhi

The Effect, Throughout India, of the Seizure of Dehli

The Progress of the Insurrection in the North-west in May and June

The March to Dehli

Kanhpur, Lakhnao, and Allahabad

Calcutta in June and July

The Leaguer of Kanhpur

Neill at Banaras and Allahabad-Havelock’s Recovery of Kanhpur

The Residency at Lakhnao after Chinhat-Havelock’s First Attempts to Relieve It

Calcutta and Western Bihar in July and August

The First Relief of the Lakhnao residency

The Leaguer of Agra

Events in the Sagar and Narbada Territories, Central India, Rajputana, the Mirath
Districts, Rohilkhand, and the Panjab

The Siege and Storming of Dehli

From Dehli to Agra and Kanhpur-Sir Colin Campbell at Kanhpur

The Second Relief of the Lakhnao Residency-Windham and the Gwaliar Contingent

Sir Colin Campbell Recovers the Duab

Eastern Bengal, Eastern Bihar, Azamgarh, Allahabad, and Eastern Oudh

The Storming of Lakhnao

Azamgarh-Recongquest of Rohilkhand, of Oudh, of the Azamgarh and Western Bihar Districts

Western and Central India

The Last Embers of the Revolt