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Author Llewellyn-Jones, Rosie.

Title The great uprising in India, 1857-58 : untold stories, Indian and British / Rosie Llewellyn-Jones.

Published Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  954.0317 LLEW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Worlds of the East India Company ; v. 2.
Worlds of the East India Company ; v. 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-228) and index.
Contents Introduction : India in 1857 -- 1. Rebels and renegades -- 2. The Kotah Residency murders -- 3. The great wall of Lucknow -- 4. The prize agents -- 5. 'Hung in perpetual chains' -- 6. Mutiny memorials.
Summary "The events of 1857-58 in India are seen here through a series of previously untold or little-known accounts which show that they were much more complex than suggested by the label 'Indian Mutiny', applied by British writers (who saw the events as a colonial rebellion), or 'First War of Independence' which is used by most Indian writers." "Drawing on archival and visual sources in Britain and India, these accounts tell of the murder of the British Resident in the princely state of Kotah; of Indians who opposed the Mutiny and suffered at the hands of the 'mutineers'; of the small but significant number of Europeans who fought with the Indians against the British; of the giant mud wall which the inhabitants of Lucknow built to defend themselves against the British; and of the 'prize agents' of the East India Company, licensed looters of seemingly limitless rapacity." "The aftermath of the revolt and the ways in which it was commemorated are also recorded, and throughout, personal accounts convey the trauma of the dislocated times, the participants' anxiety and desperation, the grisly bloodshed, the vast devastation - illustrating, as one Indian soldier who served in the East India Company's army put it, 'the wind of madness' that swept the subcontinent."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858.
India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858 -- Personal narratives, British.
India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858 -- Personal narratives, Indic.
ISBN 9781843833048 (hbk.)
1843833042 (hbk.)