The Peasant Armed: The Indian Revolt of 1857

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - India - 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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Contents

British Strategy and Tactics
17
the Sepoy Rebels
49
The Peasant World and British Administration
100
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Christopher Alan Bayly was born on May 18, 1945 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom. He graduated from St Antony's College. He was the pre-eminent historian of India and the British Empire and a pioneer of the field of global history. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including The Local Roots of Indian Politics; Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars; Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire; Imperial Meridian; Empire and Information; The Origins of Nationality in South Asia; The Birth of the Modern World; and Recovering Liberties. In 2005, he received the Wolfson prize for history for his entire body of work. In 2007, he was the first scholar to be knighted "for services to history outside of Europe." He died of a heart attack on April 18, 2015 at the age of 69.

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