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Munity Memoirs: Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857 (Colonel A.R.D. Mackenzie, C.B. Honorary A.D.C. to the Viceroy)

Mushirul Hasan

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ISBN 10: 8189738321 / ISBN 13: 9788189738327
Published by Niyogi Books, 2009
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Mutiny Memoirs : Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857 by ColoneI A.R.D Mackenzie was originally published in the Pioneer as articles Born in 1835, Mackenzie entered the Bengal Army in 1854, became Lieutenant-Colonel in 1878, and Colonel four years later. He belonged to the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry that also broke into rebellion in Meerut, and commanded the 8th Irregular Cavalry at Bareilly when they rebelled. He was also part of the British forces that seized and captured Delhi and Lucknow. Appointed to the regiment of the Bengal Cavalry, he led his regiment as Lieutenant-Colonel during the Second Afghan War, 1879-80. Thereafter, he served as honorary ADC to Lansdowne, the Viceroy. A man of integrity and liberal views who deplored the severity of the reprisals against the ?rebels? ?, Mackenzie, an eyewitness of the 1857 ?Revolt?, wrote Mutiny Memoirs based on ?conclusive contemporary documentary evidence? of the ?Revolt? Historian Mushirul Hasan analyses the representations of 1857 in Mackenzie?s text, incorporating in his analyses the insights of Jawaharlal Nehru who contextualized 1857 in the light of latter day anti-colonial movements in Asia and Africa, differentiating Nehru?s frame of analysis from that of other chroniclers-British and Indian-of 1857. The reader is also invited to reflect on how some of Delhi?s prominent citizens coped with the post-1857 decades; the ?English Peace?; the city?s supposed ?decline? and ?decay?; the so-called Muslim ?estrangement? from the British government; and last but not least, the ?collapse? of Muslim civilization generally, bemoaned-legitimately or otherwise?-by several Urdu writers and poets. Printed Pages: 172. Bookseller Inventory # 1526

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Title: Munity Memoirs: Being Personal Reminiscences...

Publisher: Niyogi Books

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 2nd edition.

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Language: English
Pages: 172 (14 B/W Illustrations & I Map)
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The memorable Sunday, 10th of may 1857, at the hour when better folk were on their way to church, I was reading a book in my own bungalow when my bearer Sheodeen suddenly rushed into the room, exclaiming that a bulla-goolla ( in our vernacular, a riot) was going on in the lines, that the sepoys had risen and were murdering the Sahib logue. Note for an instant did I believe the latter part of his story, even though the rapid and frequent reports of firearms, which now broke the quite of the Sabbath evening, made only too dear the truth of the first. The thought that flashed through my mind was that our men of the cavalry were attacking the Native Infantry in revenge for the sneers with which we all knew these others had freely since the punishment parade, lashed their submissive apathy in witnessing without an attempt at rescue, the degradation of their comrades. Sooth to say – so strong is the tie of camaraderie my sympathies were all in the wrong direction and I would secretly have rejoiced to have seen the insult avenged. Hurriedly putting in my uniform and sword, I jumped on a horse and galloped towards the regimental lines: but I had scarcely got out of the gate of my compound when I met the English Quartermaster – Sergeant of my regiment flying for his life on foot from his house in the lines.

 

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Mutiny Memoirs: Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857 by Colonel A.R.D Mackenzie was originally published in the Pioneer as article.

Born in 1835, Mackenzie entered the Bengal Army in 1854, became Lieutenant Colonel in 1878, and Colonel four later. He belonged to the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry that also broke into rebellion in Meerut and comma

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The author has also written Legacy of a divided nation, "John's company to the republic", "From pluralism to seperatism", etc.

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