INDIAN HISTORY (II): THE INDIAN MUTINY AS A CASE STUDY


Some Questions

What is the Indian perception of what happened in 1857?

What use do Indians make of the Mutiny today?  What meanings do they draw from it?

What was most interesting about the 150th-year commemorations of the uprising?


Possible Starting Places

  "The Indian Mutiny," In Our Time, BBC Radio 4, February 18, 2010.

"Mutiny," Episode 1, Clash Of The Worlds:  A series that explores the history of conflict between the West and Islam tells the story of the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

  Tobin Harshaw, "King Of Delhi," New York Times, April 22, 2007.

  Peter Marshall, "British India And The 'Great Rebellion'":  An article from BBC History.


Articles

  Barun De, "The Call Of 1857," Frontline, 24 (June 16-29, 2007).

  Irfan Habib, "History From Below," Frontline, 24 (June 16-29, 2007).

"Reversing The Gaze," Frontline, 24 (June 16-29, 2007).

"Constitution Of The Mutineers," Frontline, 24 (June 16-29, 2007).

  "Victor's Trial," Frontline, 24 (June 16-29, 2007).

  "Upsurge In The South," Frontline, 24 (June 16-29, 2007).

Joseph Coohill, "Indian Voices From The 1857 Rebellion," History Today, 57 (May 2007): 48-54.

David Washbrook, "After The Mutiny: From Queen To Queen-Empress," History Today, 47 (September 1997).

  Peter Marshall, "The British Presence In India In the 18th Century":  An article from BBC History.


 Indian Mutiny In The News

"'First Sepoy Mutiny Took Place In Vizag,'" Hindu, October 4, 2016.

Justin Rowlatt, "Delhi Secret Tunnel Sparks Grisly Speculation," BBC News, March 26, 2016.

"India To Examine Claims Over '1857 Rebel' Bodies," BBC News, March 3, 2014.

"Why Sikhs Were Never Part Of 'Mutiny Of 1857' But In Fact Killed This Movement With Brute Force," Sikh Sangat News, 2014.

  Herpreet Kaur Grewal, "Rebel Queen -- A Thorn In The Crown," Guardian, December 31, 2010.

  Alastair Lawson, "Indian Heroine's Letter Unearthed," BBC News, November 16, 2009.

  Alex Von Tunzelmann, "The Rising -- Ballad Of Mangal Pandey, With Added Dance Sequence," Guardian, January 29, 2009.

  Ram Dutt Tripathi, "Briton Visits India Mutiny Grave," BBC News, September 26, 2007.

  Ram Dutt Tripathi, "Anger Over UK Indian Mutiny Trip," BBC News, September 25, 2007.

  "In Pictures: Uprising Celebrations," BBC News, May 11, 2007.

Anil Bhanot, "Recurring Clashes Of Faith," Guardian, May 11, 2007.

William Dalrymple, "Delhi, 1857: A Bloody Warning To Today's Imperial Occupiers," Guardian, May 10, 2007.

  Rajesh Joshi, "India 'Neglects' Its Historic Heritage," BBC News, May 10, 2007.

  "India Marks Uprising Anniversary," BBC News, May 7, 2007.

  "Indians Mark Revolt Anniversary," BBC News, May 11, 2007.

  "Indian Mutiny Was 'War Of Religion,'" BBC News, September 6, 2006.

  L.R. Jagadheesan, "Tamils Dispute India Mutiny Date," BBC News, July 11, 2006.

  "Hindi Film 'Breaks Indian Record,'" BBC News, August 24, 2005.

"Historian Doubts Mutiny Film Plot," BBC News, August 14, 2005.

  "India Mutiny Epic Open In Cinemas," BBC News, August 12, 2005.

Geoffrey MacNab, "Blood, Death And Dancing Girls," Guardian, August 5, 2005.

Karl E. Meyer, "The Great Mutiny," New York Times, May 12, 1996.

"57 Stunning Images From The Sepoy Mutiny Of 1857," MSN.


Web-Sites

Sepoy War Of 1857 -- Mutiny Or First Indian War Of Independence?:  Historical background from an English Literature site at Emory University in Atlanta.

Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858:  A brief overview from a web-site about the history of the British Empire.

  Indian Rebellion Of 1857 -- Wikipedia:  An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.

  First Indian War Of Independence:  A brief introduction from the Indian History section of Kamat's Potpourri.

  Indian War Of Independence -- 1857:  An on-line edition of the Indian nationalist Veer Savarkar's 1912 book-length analysis.

  "Tiger Of Mysore Gallery," BBC History.

 

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