Soldier Sahibs: The Men Who Made the North-West Frontier
This text retells the story of a brotherhood of young men who together laid claim to one of the most notorious frontiers in the world: India's north-west frontier, which in the late 1990s forms the volatile boundary between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Known collectively as Henry Lawrence's Young Men, each had distinguished himself in the East India Company's wars in the Punjab in the 1840s before going out to carve out names for themselves as politicals on the frontier.
Drawing extensively on the men's diaries, journals and letters, Charles Allen weaves the individual stories of these Soldier Sahibs together with the tale of how they came together to save British India, ending climatically on Delhi Ridge in 1857.
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Review: Soldier Sahibs: The Men Who Made the North-West FrontierUser Review - Sandeep - Goodreads
Fascinating historic insight into the North West Frontier Province, old Punjab, Sikh Army and EICo's earlier days in India specially in the north west region. Before reading the book, I didn't know Sikh Army commanded such respect from the EICo's Army and how disciplined it really was. Read full review
Review: Soldier Sahibs: The Men Who Made the North-West FrontierUser Review - Mark Thuell - Goodreads
A great unsentimental insight into the Raj and how Britain ruled India from brilliance through to crass stupidity.The British created modern India but also sew the seeds of many of that areas current problems . Well worth reading Read full review