The peasant armed: the Indian revolt of 1857
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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British Strategy and Tactics
the Sepoy Rebels
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action Agra agriculture Aligarh Allahabad army artillery assault attack August Bakht Khan Baraut Bareilly Benares Bengal Brahmin brigade British Bulandshahr Calcutta caste cavalry clan column communities cultivators Delhi disturbances Doab Dunlop East Jumna Canal Edwards European fighting force Ganges Gangoh Goojurs Grand Trunk Road groups Gujars guns Gurkhas H. M. Elliot Hapur Havelock Hindan Hindu Idem Indian Jats July Jumna June Kanpur Karnal khadir land landholders London Lucknow magnates Meerut ment miles military moneylender Mughal Muslim Muzaffarnagar district Nardak native infantry North-Western Provinces numbers officers Oudh outbreak Outram pargana peasant peasantry Pergunnah petty PGR Mutiny Corresp plunder political population Progs proprietary Punjab raja Rajput Rangars rebel rebellion regiments region reinforcements remained reported revenue demand revolt Rohilkhand Rohtak rural Saharanpur Sayyid sepoys settlement Shah Shamli Siege of Delhi Sikh Singh Stokes tahsil tahsildar Thana Bhawan town tract troops upper Doab villages zamindar