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Awadh in Revolt 1857-1858

A Study of Popular Resistence

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Awadh in Revolt 1857-1858

A groundbreaking study of popular resistance and peasant rebellion in colonial India.

Imprint: Anthem Press
ISBN 9781843310754
June 2002 | 220 Pages | 234 x 155mm / 9.2 x 6.1 | 18+ tables and maps
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About This Book

'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.' —P. J. O. 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, remains one of the best studies of popular resistance and peasant rebellion.  This revised edition features a 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.

Readership: A must read for students of South Asian history.

Author Information

Rudrangshu Mukherjee was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta; Jawarharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He has taught at Calcutta University and held visiting appointments at Princeton University, Manchester University and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition; Preface; Acknowlegements; Abbreviations; Agrarian Relations in Pre-Annexation Awadh; Annexation and the Summary Settlement of 1856-7; The Revolt of the Army; The Revolt of the People; Organization and Ideology; Epilogue; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Maps