The Mutiny at the Margins series takes a fresh look at the revolt of 1857 from original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography.

Edward Leckey's Fictions Connected with the Indian Outbreak Exposed

Edward leckey's fictions connected with the indian outbreak exposed

ONE of the earliest attempts to contradict the dominant British narrative of 1857 was written by Edward Leckey. Leckey's Fictions Connected with the Indian Outbreak of 1857 Exposed was published in Mumbai in 1859. We know very little about Edward Leckey apart from the fact that he was born in 1811, married Mary Smith in Bombay in 1845 and died at the age of 59 in 1870 in West Derby, Lancashire. He was also the author of Principles of Goojuratee Grammar, published by the same press, Messrs Chesson and Woodhall, Mumbai, from which we may deduce that he spent a large part of his life in Western ...

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