ISBN 9788132110514,Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857 : Volume II: Britain and the Indian Uprising

Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857 : Volume II: Britain and the Indian Uprising



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132110514

ISBN-10 813211051X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 265 Pages
Language (English)


The Mutiny at the Margins series takes a fresh look at the Revolt of 1857 from a variety of original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography. Britain and the Indian Uprising (Volume - 2) looks at the varied responses of British missionaries, colonial leaders and working-class voices and how they reveal the multiplicity of British reactions to the revolt. Crispin Bates is Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His recent publications include Subalterns and Raj: South Asia since 1600 (London, 2007); Beyond Representation: Constructions of Identity in Colonial and Postcolonial India (Oxford, New Delhi, 2005) and (with Subho Basu) Rethinking Indian Political Institutions (London, 2005). Between 2006 and 2008 he was the Principal Investigator in a major AHRC-funded research project concerning the Indian Uprising, based at the University of Edinburgh. Andrea Major is a former Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, working on British attitudes to slavery in India, and now a lecturer in Wider World History at the University of Leeds. Her doctoral thesis, completed at Edinburgh University (2004), explored British interpretation of Sati (widow-burning) in India. She has written extensively on British engagements with gender and social issues in colonial India. Her publications include Pious Flames: European Encounters with Sati 1500-1830 (2006); Sovereignty and Social Reform: The British Campaign against Sati in the Princely States (Forthcoming); and Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843 (2012).