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1857

E arly education policy was amorphous; the company men were mainly traders, while their Indian subordinates rendered vital assistance in matters of administration. There are no sustained accounts....

Sepoys and Soldiers T The 19th century witnessed the emergence of a new form of warfare. The “limited war” of the 18th century was replaced by the “people’s war” in the mid-19th century which in turn....

I n the Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh there is a village called Majhauwa which is predominantly inhabited by dalit castes like chamar, pasi, dhobi, mali and so on. Next to a narrow footpath....

Fictional Representations I n 1897, when Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine observed, “Of all the great events of this century as they are reflected in fiction, the Indian Mutiny has taken the firmest....

The Arts and 1857 1 857 continues to have a mesmeric hold over the Indian imagination for a number of reasons. The reasons are connected to the divergent ways in which this iconic event has been....

T he “Sepoy Mutiny” (from hereon the mutiny) – as seen by imperialist officials and writers initially – not only challenged colonialism, but also forced it to devise ways of reorienting itself to face....

JON BARLOW, LAKSHMI SUBRAMANIAN T he dramatically transformed political and social dynamics that emerged in the aftermath of the Mutiny of 1857 determined the circumstances in which Indo-Islamic....

E ric Stokes commented on the heat of reactions even in the late 20th century to the rebellion of 1857-58. He referred to the notorious scene of the massacre in Kanpur, the well down which victims....

T he first step in any contemporary reading of Savarkar’saccount of 1857 ought to be the title of the book itself.It is often cited as The First War of Indian Independence– 1857. By all accounts, the....

T his paper argues that the “mutiny” by the sepoys was an act of repudiation not only against the East India Company or Company but also the traditional ruling class of Indian society. It was an....

T he past three decades particularly have seen a flourishing of popular dalit literature, pamphlets and booklets, which have emerged as a critical resource for deeper insights into dalit politics and....

T his paper seeks to study inscriptions of the rani of Jhansi in a few colonial novels of the 19th and very early 20th centuries which touch upon the subject of the rani and the theme of the Rebellion....

ROCHONA MAJUMDAR, DIPESH CHAKRABARTY W e begin with an acknowledgement: that what happenedenacted a crisis of authority in governance. Historicals werein British India in 1857 cannot be....

T he 150th anniversary of 1857 is being celebrated in many parts of India. That is one kind of remembering of the historical rebellion. Anniversaries ring of calendars set to different scales, from....