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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.

The Delhi Poem of Kazan Singh
The delhi poem of kazan singh

THIS poem was copied in the Moti Bagh Palace Library, Patiala, in 1947 by a scholar, Shamsher Singh Ashok, in hand-written manuscript form. Ashok later included this composition in his book, Prachin Jang Name (The Old Stories of Wars), published in Gurumukhi. The author was Kazan Singh, who claimed to have composed the work in Sambat 1915 (equivalent to 1857 ad), when Maharaja Narinder Singh was on the throne (gaddi). The composition seems to have been written to draw the British government's attention to the loyalty of the princely state of Patiala during 1857. However, the composition gives the reader an insight into the prevalent view of the causes of the Uprising of ...

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