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.

Tombs and Epitaphs

Tombs and epitaphs

GRAVESTONES and obituary columns from around the world, including Canada, Mexico City and the United States of America, reveal the continuing importance and symbolism of the Indian Uprising into the twentieth century. This is indicative of the pivotal importance of the event in the global history and its widespread repercussions. Participation in the events of 1857, a presence in India, a relationship to a survivor or even a creative association with the uprising was considered a defining aspect of a nineteenth century life. ‘Mutiny’ survivors, dispersed around the world, would in death as well as in life be forever linked to the insurrection as their grave inscriptions and obituaries around the world testify.

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