The 1857 Rebellion

Paperback | September 1, 2010

byBiswamoy Pati

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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.

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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 protes...

Biswamoy Pati is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Delhi.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198069138

ISBN - 13:9780198069133

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Biswamoy Pati: Introduction: The Nature of 1857'Part I: Sepoy Mutiny1. Charles Ball: The History of the Indian Mutiny2. J. W. Kaye: A History of the Sepoy War in IndiaPart II: Nationalist Uprising3. R.C. Majumdar: The Character of the Outbreak of 18574. S.B. Chaudhuri: Theories on the Indian Mutiny5. S.N. Sen: 1857: A Review6. K.K. Datta: Reflections on the MutinyPart III: Restorative Movement7. Talmiz Khaldun: The Great Rebellion8. E.I. Brodkin: The Struggle for Succession: Rebels and Loyalists in the Indian Mutiny of 1857Part IV: Conspiracy versus Organized Movement9. K.M. Ashraf: Muslim Revivalists and the Revolt of 185710. I.A. Khan: The Gwalior Contingent in 1857-8: A Study of the Organization and Ideology of the Sepoy RebelsPart IV: Popular Protest11. Eric Stokes: Traditional Elites in the Great Rebellion of 1857: Some Aspects of Rural Revolt in the Upper and Central Doab12. C. A. Bayly: Eric Stokes and the Uprising of 185713. Rudrangshu Mukherjee: Awadh in Revolt14. Tapti Roy: The Politics of a Popular Uprising: Bundelkhand in 185715. Gautam Bhadra: Four Rebels of Eighteen Fifty-Seven16. K.S. Singh: The "Tribals" and the 1857 Uprising17. Badri Narayan: Popular Culture and 1857: Memory Against Forgetting18. Rajat K. Ray: The Mentality of the Mutiny: Conceptions of the Alternative Order in 1857Index