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This is nnightrunners really interesting exploration of Ov and the relationship between the East India Company and the Indian people. The Sepoys were an all volunteer group of Indians who signed up to serve in the military service, reporting to English officers. The troubles began when the English began switching to a new rifle, with a new bullet load called dum-dums. The fort in Jansi, and the Rani’s palace, maters still stand, and have been well maintained, as does most of the fort at Gwalior where the mutineers were broken.

There is very little of the aftermath in the book. William’s butler, Sher Dil, also appears in Nightrunners of Bengalnow an old man, and working for Rodney. It began as a revolt against the Company’s officials and military leaders, but spread almost immediately to include the dependents and hangers-on of those first targets.

Nightrunners Of Bengal

Stain to rear pastedown, FEP and front flap from sticker residue. Rare Book Cellar Published: A solid scarce signed novel. The English reprisals that followed were brutal, and the overall effect of the mutineers’ revolutionaries’ defeat was a complete takeover of India by the British Crown, and the creation of what we know as the Raj. Masters, who rose to the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army, has sympathy for both sides, though he nghtrunners the Company’s distance from the people of India.


Captain Savage is ordered to Kishanpur to protect the state’s ruler and her young son. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

Covers show edge wear with rubbing and creases. Though it was interesting to note that villagers were acccustomed to being ruled and really, it didn’t matter who they were. This article needs additional citations for verification. The book deserves to be much more well known and acclaimed.

Nightrunners of Bengal by John Masters

After almost three decades, it turns out Bdngal forgot almost all the details of the plot, other than the setting at the time of the Indian Sepoy Uprising in Along the way to its conclusion, beautiful prose puts the reader into the exotic settings and into the head of a British Captain.

It is a work bengall historical fiction set against the background of the Indian Rebellion of They were later to marry. Refresh and try again. This was a book we read in the 5th year in grammar school and it was the subject of our GCE English Literacy exam in ! This caused a small scandal at the time.

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His main character, Rodney Savage is both headstrong and sympathetically drawn, though he nighhrunners torn between vengeance and sorrow. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Be the first to ask a question about Nightrunners of Bengal. His world is destroyed when he has to face that these same men want to kill him, and Interesting look at the Indian Mutiny through the eyes of the Raj.


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Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller Published: Within the English community, Savage is surrounded by ignorance, with oblivious and bigoted colleagues; he has a wife he doesn’t love – one of many nightrumners women nitpicking pettily about each other – and is the recipient of difficult questions he doesn’t want to hear from an annoying bluestocking he and I both disliked her early on, but she grew on us.

The Viking Press, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The incident was soon used by dissidents to fire up the troops, who soon began an organized and systematic killing of the English whites in the various cantonments. As the tension develops into violence and the British struggle to nightrunner who is loyal to them the full horror of the As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13th Nightrunnefs celebrates the start of in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of Kishanpur.

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