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.

Mutiny Tours: The Memorialised Landscape of Northern India

Mutiny tours: The memorialised landscape of northern india

THE journeys of men like Archibald Forbes and E.V. Lucas reveal how Western visitors to India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries wished to follow in the footsteps of ‘heroes’ of the mutiny. Archibald Forbes (1838–1900) was a trooper in the Royal Dragoons who began working as a war correspondent whilst still in service. He left the army in 1871 and continued to make a living in journalism. E.V. Lucas (1868–1938), in comparison, was not even alive in 1857 and was a writer by trade, most notably working for Punch from 1904. Forbes and Lucas, in their respective travels, were in effect making ‘mutiny tours’ or creating ...

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