The Personal Adventures and Experiences of a Magistrate During the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Indian Mutiny

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 8, 2012 - History - 350 pages
In 1857, when the Indian Mutiny broke out, Mark Thornhill (1822-1900) was the magistrate of Muttra, modern Mathura. His vivid account of ensuing events - published in 1884 - including a night ride to Agra through the rebel army and the developing tensions inside the fort, was well reviewed at the time, and, more recently, became one of the sources for J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur. Also including excursuses on the history and architecture of Agra from the time of Babur, and ghost stories pertaining to it - Thornhill published a separate volume of Indian fairy tales - the narrative is notably modern in its acute psychological perceptions of response to violence and its conservationist concern for damage to buildings. Thornhill wrote the book as an historical analysis, and his conclusions about the underlying causes of the Mutiny illuminate subsequent developments in the region as well as the conflict he describes.
 

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Contents

THE ASSEMBLING OF THE ARMY
9
RURAL DISTURBANCES
27
THE MUTINY OF THE GUARD
37
FLIGHT TO AGRA
47
7?lled
66
DEFENCE OF THE CITY
75
THE PLUNDERING OF THE TREASURY
83
THE CITY OF MUTTRA
90
A MIDNIGHT Rr1Ec0ntznued
165
BATTLE
177
CHAPTER PAGE
190
THE FORT OF AGRA
208
QUARRELS
258
THE EXPEDITION
265
MR e0LvINs DEATH
272
XXXL THE BATTLE OF AGRA
294

A VILLAGE RAJAH
102
THE KOTAH
110
THE APPROACH OF THE ENEMY
117
CLOSING AROUND
127
A MIDNIGHT RIDE
136
THE BATTLEFIELD
305
AFTER THE BATTLE
313
WHAT CAUSED THE MUTINY? 32 0
330
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