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.

Rajanikanta Gupta's Sipahi Juddher Itihas

Rajanikanta gupta's sipahi juddher itihas

BARELY thirteen years after the uprising, Rajanikanta Gupta (1849–1900) set about writing a comprehensive History of the Sepoy War in India in Bengali. The first volume of his history was published in 1879, with subsequent volumes appearing in 1886 and 1897. The final volume was submitted to the press in 1900, just a week before his death. It ambitiously aimed to rectify the many misconceptions then nurtured and propagated by English historians. Rajanikanta came from a poor family and due to congenital deafness did not acquire a degree. He nonetheless dedicated his life to vernacular writing and in Sipahi Juddher Itihas, produced the earliest comprehensive account of the uprising in an Indian language. His research ...

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