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The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown. The rebellion began on 10 May 1857 in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of the Company's army in the garrison town of Meerut, 40 mi (64 km) northeast of Delhi (now Old Delhi).
Deals with the British Indian Army. More of who they where then what unit or a battle history The ending came with Mahatma Ghandi and Indian independence after WWII. The Sepoy Mutiny came as a point delineating two facets of that experience. More of who they where then what unit or a battle history. an Amazing book to give you a "feel" of who they where. The ending came with Mahatma Ghandi and Indian independence after WWII. Prior to the mutiny John Company (The East India Company) enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the British Army. The mutiny dramatised the serious need to make some major changes in the administration. Queen Victoria took control of India as ruler. Thus began the Raj. This fine work follows the Raj from beginning until the end.
This is an elegant and informative book on the old Indian army and the Raj in India. Like the author's previous works on the British Victorian army of the period and its social and military characteristics this book covers some of the same ground, but expands greatly on the history of the Raj's army. Spanning the post Mutiny years from 1857 until the choatic formation of India in 1947, the author presents many fascinating details about army life in India. What becomes apparent is how overall beneficial the British Raj was to India's social development and growth.
Armies of the Raj book. The stories are glorious and told with zest and verve. Spanning the post-Mutiny years from 1857 until the chaotic formation of India in 1947, Farwell presents many fascinating details about army l This is another incredibly readable and informative book by Farwell and one that should have been a part of the DYOD reading list. The book does focus on the military, and sometimes does go a bit too much into the minutia of military history. Nonetheless, it reads wonderfully and is a great supplement to James’ Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India.
Book Format: Choose an option. A fantastically great read The latter chapters of the British Armies attempts to assist the varied religious faction . . A fantastically great read. The latter chapters of the British Armies attempts to assist the varied religious faction s obtain independence are captivating. A must read for all those people who believe that "the government will take care of your forever"!!.
Now that the Raj has gone with the winds of change, Byron Farwell's masterly picture if doubly welcome,. whether emphasizing the jewels in its military crown, the Jam Sahibs in its cricket matches, the mutinies, massacres and finally, Independence. Salaam!' -Elizabeth Longford. Users who liked this book, also liked.
Indian Mutiny, widespread but unsuccessful rebellion begun in 1857 .
Indian Mutiny, widespread but unsuccessful rebellion begun in 1857 against British rule in India. It began when Indian troops (sepoys) in the service of Britain’s East India Company refused to use purportedly tainted weaponry. Indian Mutiny, also called Sepoy Mutiny or First War of Independence, widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India in 1857–59. Begun in Meerut by Indian troops (sepoys) in the service of the British East India Company, it spread to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, and Lucknow. In India it is often called the First War of Independence and other similar names. Indian troops during the Indian Mutiny.
The Indian independence movement was a movement from 1857 until 15 August 1947, when India got its independence from the British Raj. The movement spanned a total of 90 years (1857–1947). Vasco da Gama of Portugal had discovered a sea route to India. He had reached Kozhikode (Calicut, Kerala) in 1498. After this, many Europeans started coming to India for trading. They made their offices and forts in various parts of India. The British East India Company became the major force in India.
But the 'Great Rebellion' did more to create a racial chasm between ordinary Indians and Britons. This was a social segregation which would endure until the end of the Raj, graphically captured in EM Forster's 'A Passage to India'. While the British criticised the divisions of the Hindu caste system, they themselves lived a life ruled by precedence and class, deeply divided within itself. Rudyard Kipling reflected this position in his novels.
book by Byron Farwell. Farwell has produced an unvarnished portrait of the most dramatic era in the history of the British Empire. The British adventure in India and Pakistan was a long and strange one. It began the way a man might commence his descent down a winter hillside when he loses his footing.
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