This volume brings together seminal writings on the rebellion of 1857, including out-of-print tracts to provide a comprehensive picture of the rebellion. It discusses all major debates related to the rebellion and outlines changes in historiography from the imperialist and nationalistinterpretations to popular uprisings, adivasi protests, and mentalities involved. The editor's introduction deals with the debates and the historiography while raising new questions and potential research areas. The selection has essays from very prominent historians like Eric Stokes, Christopher Bayly, Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Tapti Roy, Rajat K. Ray and others. This book is apart of the prestigious Debates in Indian History and Society series. The debates and themes volumes in general have been very popular among the students and teachers and are being used as teaching tools for undergraduate and post-graduate courses in history at many universities.