Nepal in 1857 Indian War of Independence – What is the Truth?

What do we read in our textbooks regarding Nepal’s role in 1857 Indian War of Independence? That Nepal voluntarily supported the British and helped crush the opposition. I will present you a statement from the quasi-official version of the East India Company and  two more from two different books, poles apart, but which were written contemporareous to 1857 Indian… Read More Nepal in 1857 Indian War of Independence – What is the Truth?

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The Late Indian War: An Irish Broadside Ballad Composed by a Soldier of HM 54th Regiment

This combines the 1841 Afghan War, 1857 Revolt and the regiment’s travails at sea. Come gather round you Irishmen, till I relate this tale;‘Twill your hearts fill with grief and make your cheeks grow pale.Till I mourn the death of those boys, that brave and gallant band,Whose bones lie bleached upon India ‘s distant landFor… Read More The Late Indian War: An Irish Broadside Ballad Composed by a Soldier of HM 54th Regiment

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The British Army in India – Frederick Engels – New-York Daily Tribune, June 26, 1858

Our indiscreet friend, Mr. William Russell of The London Times, has recently been induced, by his love of the picturesque, to illustrate, for the second time, the sack of Lucknow, to a degree which other people will not think very flattering to the British character. It now appears that Delhi, too, was “looted” to a… Read More The British Army in India – Frederick Engels – New-York Daily Tribune, June 26, 1858

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