Mutiny and Insurgency in India 1857-58, The British Army in a Bloody Civil War, by T.A. Heathcote
Book published by Pen and Sword in 2007, 230 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4312)
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The events in India during 1857 to 1859 were tragic and momentous, and the challenge to British colonial rule was on an unprecedented scale.....
What started as a localised mutiny by a small number of troops soon spread to involve local princes, rulers and land-owners, embroiling the whole country in a bloody civil war. The fighting was widespread and involved horrific acts of brutality by both sides as well as great courage, and what today we would call war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing were common-place.
This book places these grim events into their historical, political and economic contexts, and the author's use of sources (including personal accounts) brings events of a century and a half ago vividly to life, providing the reader with a real insight into those bloody events that shook the British empire during the Victorian age