Awadh in Revolt, 1857-1858: A Study of Popular Resistance
'...through careful research and focus on the joint actions of the peasants and talukdars, Mukherjee has made a valuable contribution to our understanding of the events of 1857 in Awadh'. Michael H Fisher, Journal of Asian Studies. 'An excellent and scholarly work, likely to be long regarded as the definitive statement on the subject'. PJO Taylor, ed., A Companion to the Indian Mutiny of 1857. The revolt of 1857 continues to arouse interest and debate. This book, first published in 1984 and now in paperback for the first time with a new introduction, remains one of the best studies of popular resistance and peasant rebellion. In his new introduction, which provides an update on the historiography of peasant revolt, the author also charts some of these changes and their relevance to a deeper understanding of the uprising of 1857.
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AGRARIAN RELATIONS IN PREANNEXATION
Talukdars and Peasants
ANNEXATION AND THE SUMMARY
THE REVOLT OF THE ARMY
The Fate of the Bengal Army
THE REVOLT OF THE PEOPLE
First Relief to the Sack
Episodes in Retreat
ORGANIZATION AND IDEOLOGY
A War of Religion?
A War of Restoration?
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Alambagh Allahabad Amethi annexation army assessment Awadh Bachgoti Bahadoor Bahraich Bailee Guard Bais Baiswara Baksh Barrow battle of Chinhat Begum Bengal Birjis Qadr Bissein British troops BROG File Buksh Calcutta Cavalry cent chakladar chapati Chief collection cultivator Dariabad Delhi Dept district Faizabad fall of Lucknow fasli fighting force Forsyth to Edmonstone fought Fyzabad Gonda Government Govt Gubbins Guha guns Hanwant Singh Hussain Ibid ilaqa Indian Mutiny insurgents joined July June Kanhpuriah Kanpur Lal Madho Singh land Lucknow Mahomed Maulavi Memo Mughal Mutiny Basta Native Infantry Nawabi nazim north India officers Oude Oudh Outram overassessment pargana Partapgarh peasants Political Cons Proclamation Rae Bareli Raja Rajah rebellion rebels regiments Regt revenue demand revolt of 1857 rumours rupees Salon Sandila Secret Cons sepoys Sept Sing Sitapur Sleeman small kutcha Sombansi southern Awadh Sultanpur Summary Settlement Talookdars taluka talukdars total jama total number Unao uprising Wajid zemindars