The peasant armed: the Indian revolt of 1857

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - History - 261 pages
When Eric Stokes, the foremost British historian of India of his generation, died in 1981, he left behind in this work a substantial part of what would have been his definitive statement on the social origins of the Indian Mutiny-rebellion of 1857. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the roots of the rebellion and the various rural groups that participated in the revolt against the English. Stokes also presents a vigorous account of the course of the Mutiny, which illuminates the reason for the British victory and the failure of the mutineers to consolidate their revolt.

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Eric Stokes has over a decade of experience developing strategies and tools that have helped thousands of investors. He is a money manager, as well as the publisher and founder of a monthly newsletter ( that teaches and advocates the principles of market neutral investing. Previously, he was president of an investment research firm. He holds an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from Columbia University.

C.A. Bayly is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He is winner of the 2004 Wolfson History Prize for his distinguished contribution to the writing of history.

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