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The Mutiny of the Bengal Army

An historical narrative. Part 2

by George Bruce Malleson

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Published by Adamant Media Corporation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asia,India,history,Sepoy rebellion,mutiny,Bengal Army,George Bruce Malleson,
  • History / Asia,
  • History / Far East

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages169
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9305537M
    ISBN 101402189338
    ISBN 109781402189333

    His caste renders him of small consideration in the eyes of his countrymen, but interposes no barrier to his promotion m the British service. Henry Baugh came out to investigate the unrest, Pandey opened fire but hit Baugh's horse instead. Drilled and armed along British army lines this force served well at the Battle of Plassey in and 20 more Indian battalions were raised by But when Forster toys with his characters, he toys so gently that they never cease to breathe. Rebel leaders such as Nana Sahib and the Rani of Jhansi belonged to this group; the latter, for example, was prepared to accept East India Company supremacy if her adopted son was recognised as her late husband's heir. In the evening, most European officers were preparing to attend church, while many of the European soldiers were off duty and had gone into canteens or into the bazaar in Meerut.

    There was no rallying point. This being an act of insubordination two guns and some artillerymen were promptly brought forward; the 8th Cavalry was unhorsed and disarmed…The affair caused great excitement in Madras. Where an officer was at all lax in the performance of his duty, the Sepoy was certain to be lax also; and in cases where a stern strictness was unaccompanied by an occasional warmth, a good word off duty, or an inclination to patronise their sports, the officer was obeyed, but uncared for. Lucknow: At the town of Lucknow about 1, British officers and civilians fortified themselves against 20, mutineers in the summer of Such atrocities undertaken by the English from the beginning of the revolt enflamed the Rebels and hardened their hearts.

    European Officers. Battle of Gwalior[ change change source ] The last important battle was at Gwalior now in Madhya Pradesh in June in which the Rani of Jhansi was killed; a few days later the British retook the fortress of Gwalior. For reasons of convenience, the British recruited soldiers for the Bengal Army from an area where people spoke and understood the same language, namely, Hindustani. Another innovation introduced prior to was to designate specific regiments as "Volunteers" - that is recruited for general service, with sepoys who had accepted a commitment for possible overseas duty. The Pension List. Practically all of the hundred and twenty five thousand men went to their deaths, on the battlefield, or on the gallows, or in the Tarai defiles; any one hardly escaping, with only a few ever surrendering.


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The Mutiny of the Bengal Army by George Bruce Malleson Download PDF Ebook

But it is clear that only those men, who had absolutely nothing to hold on to at the place where their ancestors once lived, would even contemplate allowing their women and children to follow The Mutiny of the Bengal Army book wherever they went. Judy Davis in the film version of A Passage to India.

It will be my object to expose, in the first instance, the causes of the disaffection, The Mutiny of the Bengal Army book state then the consequences to which that disaffection led, and to conclude by pointing out the remedies which ought to be adopted to ensure the country against a repetition of the fearful outrages that have disgraced it.

For reasons of convenience, the British recruited soldiers for the Bengal Army from an area where people spoke and understood the same language, namely, Hindustani. The Jemadar Ishwari Prasad was sentenced to death and hanged on 22 April.

But he was a poet, and as he was being tried, deprived of pen and paper, he is said to have scrawled with charcoal on the walls of his cell, verses of sorrow and sadness at the tragic end of the Great Rebellion.

The sepoys were generally under the command of British officers. During the s and early s numbers of Nepalese Gurkhas and Jatsikhs from the Punjab were however accepted in the Bengal Army.

British Reaction[ change change source ] The rebellion was an event of great importance in the front of history of modern India. Lucknow was a large city, possibly even larger at the time than Calcutta.

It appears that sometime in the s the Madras and the Bombay Armies started reducing the recruitment of the Dalits. When it became clear that the help expected from Meerut was not coming, they made their way in carriages to Karnal. There were some changes in the terms of their service which may have created resentment.

But in the s and stensions began to emerge. Their pay was relatively low and after Awadh and the Punjab were annexed, the soldiers no longer received extra pay batta or bhatta for service there, because they were no longer considered "foreign missions". They refused.

The Mutiny of the Bengal Army

However, some guerrilla fighting in many places continued until early in as Tantia Tope was captured and executed on April Pandey rebelled by shooting a British sergeant-major and a lieutenant. It will be seen that in it practically every class of society is appealed to with specifio measures of relief being promised.

One consequence of the present system is the gradual decline and final loss of all regard on the part of the men for their officers. And the uprising became extremely violent.

His unit in the Bengal Army, which had refused to use the new rifle cartridges, was about to be disarmed and punished.

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They never desert because the corps generally consists of Assemblage of families. The Quarterly Review of volume says this in a tone that typifies the unsurpassed arrogance — and the ignorance that usually accompanies it — of the Victorians: That the sepoys of the Madras army have not revolted is simply because the Tamul sic races to which they belong have no literature, no traditions, or none worthy of the name, The Mutiny of the Bengal Army book pride of ancestry, no country in fact and no caste.

On 26 February the 19th Bengal Native Infantry BNI regiment became concerned that new cartridges they had been issued were wrapped in paper greased with cow and pig fat, which had to be opened by mouth thus affecting their religious sensibilities.

Colonel Welsh in his memoirs written in says that the army comprised the Muslims, the Rajputs, The Telingas, The Tamouls, and the so called Pariahs. The economic policies of the East India Company were also resented by many Indians.

Operationally the Army is divided into nine corps and two corps-level The Mutiny of the Bengal Army book with areas of responsibility AOR ranging from the mountainous regions of the north to the desert and coastal regions of the south.

Mutineers traveled the 40 miles to Delhi and soon the large city erupted in a violent revolt against the British. In the late s and early s, sepoys tended to take great pride in their military prowess, and they exhibited enormous loyalty to their British officers.

Mark Thornhill claimed in a report from Mathura 15 November that the upper landed castes, who had suffered most in the Mahalwari system in U.The Indian Rebellion of was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in –58 against the rule of the British East India Company (BEIC), which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown.

The rebellion began on 10 May in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of the Company's army in the garrison town of Meerut, 40 mi (64 km) northeast of Delhi (now Old. The Bengal Army and the Outbreak of the Indian Mutiny Saul David. In the Indian troops of the Bengal Army rose against their colonial masters.

They were quickly joined by tens of thousands of discontented civilians in what was to become the bloodiest insurrection in. The Bengal Army was the army of the Bengal Presidency, one of the three presidencies of British India within the British Empire.

The Presidency armies, like the presidencies themselves, belonged to the East India Company (EIC) until the Government of India Act (passed in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of ) transferred all three presidencies to the direct authority of the Branch: British Indian Army.Apr 15,  · In his superb pdf history of the Indian army, which shocked public opinion “at home” as much as the mutiny itself.

Hibbert’s book is the best short account of those terrible months.Sep 04,  · 'A fine achievement by a huge new talent' William Dalrymple, Sunday Times In the native download pdf of the Bengal army rose against their colonial masters.

The ensuing insurrection was to become the bloodiest in the history of the British tjarrodbonta.coming formidable storytelling with ground-breaking research, Saul David narrates a tale at once heart-rendingly tragic and extraordinarily /5(3).This is an ebook reference work, originally published inon the officers of the HEIC Bengal Army ebook entered service between and Their military careers are shown, where appropriate through to the beginning of the 20th Century, covering service in the Afghan Wars, the Sikh Wars and the Indian Mutiny.

Indian Army. Barthorp.