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The Indian Mutiny of 1857

India. 1857. It is the height of British Imperialism in India, and the Sepoys are making a stand.

This classic history of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 addresses both the causes and consequences of one of the greatest uprisings in the                                                                                                   history of the British Empire.


With the introduction of cartridges believed to have been greased in cow and pig fat the issue of religious disrespect started to

inflame the Sepoys.


How much influence did the greased cartridge issue have on the crisis?

Were they merely a catalyst for an already turbulent situation?

Had trouble long been simmering among the Bengal Army native soldiers?

What affect did terms of service, poor pay and lack of promotion prospects have upon the prospect of a mutiny?

In this abbreviated history drawn from an earlier six volume work, George Bruce Malleson utlises his military background and first-hand knowledge of India to present an analysis of the underlying causes of this violent mutiny.

George Bruce Malleson (1825-1898) was British officer who served in India. He served through the second Burmese War and his first work was published in Calcutta, in the midst of the mutiny, in 1857. His other works include History of the French in India and The Decisive Battles of India.

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