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The Greased Cartridge: The Heroes and Villains of 1857-58

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'In most accounts of the revolt, the greased cartridge has been referred to as the spark and tinder that lit the flames of rebellion. ...The greased cartridge ? what was it all about? The army so far had been quipped with the smooth-barrelled musket, which had a protracted loading procedure and was not accurate over long ranges. The new Enfield rifles, which were now being ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 166 pages
Published 2011 by Roli Books
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There have been many books written and movies made about the sepoy rebellion in India, almost all from the British perspective and showing the rebels as vicious, irrational monsters. Some were. Others were not. The same could be said about the British troops. British were the good guys? Think about it. India isn't the only country the British pushed to rebellion. Think about the United States, Ireland, and Kenya. This book looks at the rebellion from the rebel side. Bad news: it is as biased as ...more
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E. Jaiwant Paul is a man of varied interests, having authored five other books: By My Sword and Shield: Traditional Weapons of the Indian Warrior, Baji Rao: The Warrior Peshwa, Har Dayal: The Great Revolutionary, Rani of Jhansi: Lakshmi Bai, and Unforgettable Maharajas.

A hardcore corporate, he initially worked for Hindustan Lever and was later a director of Brook Bond India for several years. Ther
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