Recommended by Wiki A Rathbone fan certainly wrote his Wiki but it s interesting Dozens of characters both Indian and European are followed through the period from 1854 culminating in the critical years of 1857 58 during the Indian Mutiny If anyone is central it is Sophie Hardcastle a young Army Officer s wife but the andscape military figures and the savage fighting and atrocities of both sides up to the climactic siege of Delhi are the real core The even handed authorial voice often provides the historical context in a riveting and moving read managing to personalise the brutal conflict This one was tough to stomach at points A good drama although it could
Have Done With Character Development done with character development the Indian side and without the odd attempt to rehabilitate the British empire in just two paragraphs in the postscript The 1857 rebellion aka the first Indian war of Independence is a point of interest to me and it is fascinating to read about the different people with a different agendas were able to come together for a cause albeit their selfish motivesSo it was with a ot of interest that I picked up this one to read of the rebellion from the perspective of the British people who ived through it However I should say the book for all its promises delivered very ittleFor some odd reason the author insists in the prologue and in the Epilogue that the British did a Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture lot of good thingsike they sent only about 1% of the tax revenues back to UK in India and also insisting that it was not a war of Independence I was not sure how that related to the story other than showing a glimpse of the author s political eaningsThe answer as some one from the country where the British did so much good is that the ast famine in India was in 1942 in Bengal and since 1947 after independence the country never had a famine And I think while the railways and telegraph were good it was only developed as a means of moving military transport and any civilian comfort from that was just accidental and I do not want to start on the number of native industries that paid the price to keep Manchester and Birmingham in the middle of the industrial world While I don t want to be spoiler of the good imperialist philosophy I cannot Traditions Of Maimonideanism (Ijs Studies In Judaica) let it go unanswered as wellNow back to the book while it documents the historical incidents accurately the story justimps along the unfolding of the events Sophie Lavanya Bruce and almost every fictional character wanders all along the Gangetic plains without any purpose other than be at the next battle or siege That is sad as the initial chapters of the book on the Meerut barracks were well writtenHowever the author in his zeal towards the history keeps Kemilau Cinta - Brighter Than the Sun losing his characters and by extension us the readers as well It could ve been an excellent spy story with Bruce in the middle or a tragicove story with Sophie and Bruce as the drivers or it could ve been a historical rendering of events For its British population the India that swelters in the ate spring of 1857 is a place of amateur theatricals horseracing and flirtations under the aegis of the omnipotent East India company But a brutal awakening ies in store for the complacent British one May night after thirty years of abuse the East India Company's native soldiers rise
Rs and in suppressing their peoples After the Mutiny when the British take over properly rather than eaving it to the Company to sort things out things actually get a ot better and
the seeds for a free and independent democracy are sown These nasty Imperialists weren t asseeds for a free and independent democracy are sown These nasty Imperialists weren t as as we re told Virtually all the taxes raised in India went back to building a better country interesting Found this disappointingly dull after enjoying Kings of Albion The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 1858 has become the stuff of movies romance novels historical fiction and history Most of the accounts are from the English point of view and emphasize the massacre of women and children the betrayal at Cawnpore the heroic resistance of the English in Locknow and the eventual put down of the rebellion glossing over the extreme elementsThis novel is uniue in that attempts to tell the story from both sides using dozens of real or imaginary characters This gives the novel an epic appeal It is also one of the novel s weaknesses There are so many characters that you practically need to keep a notebook at hand to keep track of them allOn the other hand having read many different accounts of the Muntiny I was somewhat familiar the the main events so I could keep track of the progression There were some delicious ironies throughout the novel that made me augh in spite of myself I recommend this novel The Mutiny by Julian
Rathbone Is About 460is about 460 and the Indian Rebellion of 1857 Both of those things make me happy For me chubby books are cheesecake The Magic Question level temptation and stories set in India are always to be scooped up The British Army enlisted thousands of Indians as soldiers or sepoys as the Europeans called them and was reliant on these soldiers to help govern the huge country If the civilian colonists thought about the natives at all it was as master and servant and not in a pretty Masterpiece Theater way By 1857 this dynamic had been business as usual for decades Add to this oppression unfair taxes on Indians the attitudes of the authorities concerning the religions of India racism and the British owned East India Company s habit of annexingand from independent Rajas when the company wanted itFrom the moment his recreation of the Rebellion begins Rathbone makes the most of the historical political racial religious and cultural elements available to him to construct an epic He doesn t populate the story with the usual historical walk ons nor does he stray from the actual timeline of the major events of the Rebellion but within these parameters Rathbone has plenty of room to develop plotlines and characters that are good bad and human As the stories expand and intertwine Rathbone successfully balances our sympathy and outrage within this ambitious novelThe Mutiny is old fashioned storytelling but that doesn t mean that the story is old fashioned In this novel the view is broad the action is intimate and the writing is elegant. Rathbone's tale is told on a grand scale ranging from the Cannings in Government House to the heroism of the humblest soldiers and peasants It is as exhilarating as any Victorian adventure story and yet with its unflinching examination of religious fanaticism and the horrors of war THE MUTINY also carries a powerful message for the modern world.
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IS STILL AN INTERESTING BOOK OVERALL IF YOU CANstill an interesting book overall if you can the plot holes and focus on the history 35 stars for me It was an easy read about a subject i wasn t really aware of and i came away knowing about the mutiny in India in the 1800 I felt that although the the writing style was easy to follow some characters were always on the periphery just when you thought you d find out the story took a different turn and so you never had a real thread to follow with all the characters The one character that i felt i had a connection with or felt the most was made of was A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates lavanya she had been with the British family from the beginning and when the mutiny started to saw her journey to the end and felt for her and realised this may have been what it had beenike for many America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World living in that time and circumstance The writing descriptively was also beautiful of theandscapes and maybe not so with the battle scenes etc but that being said although not for the fainthearted
really made you feel the sights sounds and smells It did sometimes feel that you weremade you feel the sights sounds and smells It did sometimes feel that you were a history American Pronghorn: Social Adaptations and the Ghosts of Predators Past lesson and this then felt as if the author hadost his way with the telling of the fictional element and wanted to put in the historical parts but knowing how and this then read An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism like a factual book not that this wasn t done well but made for me the thread of the book a bit stop start I would pick up another book by this author as it wasn t are difficult read stylistically and think his handling of history is an easy one to read This iset s get it straight right at the start an interesting read but it has a flaw It starts off as a work of fiction the Indian Mutiny as experienced by a group of English women iving on the Army base at Meerut We experience ife as they saw it hot dusty petty and interfacing with a culture that is seen as dirty and contemptible We see the hatred grow often fanned by ambitious powerless former rulers who simply want either a very comfortable Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character lifestyle provided by the British or change Religious hatred and intolerance go hand in hand with contempt for those of another race white or brown The Mutiny when it comes is bloody as scores are settled and betrayal runs hand in hand with murder A reaction and brutal revenge is on the cards Theatter half of the book seems to Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences lose its direction and rather than continuing to be a tale about struggle and survival becomes an historical account of how the British regained India It s interesting if not aittle episodic in parts Rathbone Anaphora and Conceptual Structure links in one or two references to his heroines of earlier but they play a very incidental role The book in shortoses its sense of direction it metamorphoses from one kind of creature into another and not necessarily for the best As a byword I Between Silences liked Rathbone s brief summary where he reminds us that the India before the coming of the Europeans was a mixture of petty kingdoms eachocked in petty wa. P against their British officers Thus begins the most savage episode in our imperial history Caught up in the violence is pretty Sophie Hardcastle a young wife and mother newly arrived from England As she searches for her infant son missing in the chaos Sophie finds herself bearing witness to atrocities on both sidesMoving sombre and thrilling. .