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Facets of the Great Revolt 1857

Shireen Moosvi

Published by Tulika, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents Preface. Elegy 1857 Bahadur Shah Zafar. Introduction/Shireen Moosvi. 1. The coming of 1857/Irfan Habib. 2. The coming of the revolt in Awadh the evidence of Urdu newspapers/Faruqui Anjum Taban. 3. Rebel press Delhi 1857/Shireen Moosvi. 4. The rebel administration of Delhi/Iqbal Husain. 5. The profile of a saintly Rebel Maulavi Ahmadullah Shah/Saiyid Zaheer Husain Jafri. 6. The Gwalior contingent in 1857 58 the organization and ideology of the sepoy rebels/Iqtidar Alam Khan. 7. The tribals and the 1857 uprising/K.S. Singh. 8. Popular culture and 1857 a memory against forgetting/Badri Narayan. 9. 1857 The need for alternative sources/Pankaj Rag. 10. Contemporary drawings of the events of the rebellion of 1857/S.P. Verma. 11. 1857 and the Renaissance in Hindi literature/Ramesh Rawat. 12. Religion in the history of 1857/Farhat Hasan. Index. The Revolt of 1857 is being increasingly recognized as one of the major events of the nineteenth century a turning point in the history of imperialism. The sheer scale of the uprising and its unique place in the narrative of anti colonial resistance has prompted it to be interpreted on several occasions in the past by nationalist leaders historians and officials and the literature on 1857 has grown in volume as the country observed its 150th anniversary. Recently there has been an increasing awareness of the need to study in detail the ideas of the Rebels regarding their own cause the varied composition of their ranks and the different understandings of their legacy. The essays in this volume have been written essentially in response to this need by scholars who have sought to explore much hitherto neglected material on that event. Readers will find much that is refreshing and provocative in this volume and will get glimpse into the minds of the Rebels who belonged to different areas and classes as well as their organizational capabilities and the problems they confronted during the Great Revolt. 146 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 73650

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Title: Facets of the Great Revolt 1857

Publisher: Tulika, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

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