Red Year: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857

Michael Edwardes


Red Year: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857

Red Year: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857

  • Title: Red Year: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857
  • Author: Michael Edwardes
  • ISBN: 9780351159978
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback



A condensed history of the Indian Rebellion of 57 More than a mutiny, but a lot less than a war of independence


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Always wanted to read an important piece of Indian history which isn't written by an Indian, for our history books, in most cases, do not showcase facts and figures but underline highly embellished concoctions of valor, brotherhood, and bravado. In that respect this one was a page turner for it gives details of an era bygone, and mostly forgotten except for a few mentions of falsity. Was surprised to find frequent riots that used to plague Indian society at most of the times, especially during D [...]

A good but brief history of the Indian Mutiny.The author presents a more balanced view of the mutiny of 1857 than many authors and uses some Urdu sources as opposed to drawing exclusively on the numerous English language accounts.More recent (and longer) books offer greater detail and one, The Last Mughal, draws far more heavily on Urdu sources but they tend to dwell on one aspect or another of the mutiny. Red Year presents the salient historical points in accessible language throughout with a m [...]

I actually read an Urdu translation of a part of this book concerning the narrative of Syed Mubarak Shah of the events of 1857 which he witnessed as the 'Kotwaal' (IG) of Dehli. It was concise and to the point.


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