Indian Mutiny
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Indian Mutiny 1857 by Saul David

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Published by Viking in London, New York .
Written in English


  • India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-484) and index.

StatementSaul David.
LC ClassificationsDS478 .D39 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 504 p. :
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20285527M
ISBN 100670911372

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  These rebel soldiers had reached Delhi only a few hours after the outbreak of the great Indian Mutiny at the army base in nearby Meerut. In the course of the next few months, however, tens of Author: Mike Dash.   Top 10 books about the British in India In his superb short history of the Indian which shocked public opinion “at home” as much as the mutiny itself. Hibbert’s book is . In the midth century India was the focus of Britain's international prestige and commercial power - the most important colony in an empire which extended to every continent on the globe and protected by the seemingly dependable native armies of the East India Company. When, however, in discontent exploded into open rebellion, Britain was obliged to field its .