The Indian Mutiny - Pamphlet

Classic Pamphlet

J.B. Harrison, last updated: 1st October 2014

Reassessing History

Harrison's booklet takes an evaluative look, at not just the effects of the Indian Mutiny on Indo-British history, but at the reporting of this event over the years. He begins with a look at the prejudices of British writers and British historians' attitude towards the mutiny, highlighting the flawed confidence western historians had in their own views.

This is contrasted with a look at Indian attitudes, and the way the British handled the mutiny, with details of how both the military and administration in India coped. Harrison concludes this exploration with the effects and causes of the mutiny, examining the after effects of a point in history that is viewed very differently- by the British as a mutiny and by the Indians as the ‘Great Rebellion'...

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