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1857: A Pictorial Presentation

1857: A Pictorial Presentation

Specifications

Item Code: IDG837
Paperback (Edition: 2000)

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India
ISBN 8123004214

Language: English
Size: 8.5" X 11.0"
Pages: 87 {Illustrated throughout in B/W}
weight of ther bookis 300 gm
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Description

Preface

This album has planned to present a pictorial account of the Indian struggle of 1857 on the occasion of its centenary celebrations. It contains portraits of the Indian leaders of the revolt and sketches and pictures of important places and significant incidents connected with it. In the selection of material for the album an attempt has been made to obtain, as far as possible, contemporary materials were either not available or were unsuitable for reproduction, modern photographs have been used. Authenticity of the sketches has been another criterion in the selection.

The task of obtaining material suitable from the Indian point of view has been rather difficult. Illustrative material on the subject is mostly available in the works of British writers and artists. There are hardly any contemporary portraits or sketches made by Indian artists. It is fortunate that British artists, many of whom were in the thick of fighting, have left us their impressions of 1857-58 in pictures and sketches; but for them there would not have been any pictorial record of some of the historic events of those years. Their drawings, naturally, are not in keeping with the Indian sentiments. They shared the feelings of the other British residents of the time and their productions extol the deeds of the British, and the Indian people are often treated with derision. However in the works of these contemporary artists we get authentic impressions of many places of significance in the struggle as well as certain incidents. The sketches were quite often prepared on the spot and in the midst of fighting.

It may also be pointed out that it is difficult to get authentic portraits of many of the Indian leaders of the revolt whereas a large number of portraits of British generals and statesmen of the period are available. It has been impossible to obtain a true likeness of even the Rani of Jhansi. Her available portraits are works of modern artists and do not conform to contemporary accounts of the Rani. Many of the main characters have not been preserved on canvas at all and outstanding leaders like Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah, Shahzada Firuz Shah and Rana Beni Madho are absent from the album for this reason. Some of the important places connected with the struggle have also gone unrepresented. However, no effort has been spared to make the collection as representative as possible.

The illustration have been arranged so as to tell a story. Notes have added to the captions to help in the proper appreciation of the pictures. The introduction contains a short and simple account of the struggle; the details of the fighting have been omitted.

This publication owes much to the help and co-operation of many. Dr. S. N. Sen , the author of 1857, gave advice regarding its scope and the collection of material for it. Dr. Bisheshwar Prasad, Professor of history, University of Delhi, helped in the final selection of the pictures, and Dr. P. Saran of Delhi University read the manuscript of notes and the introduction and made valuable suggestion Dr. V.G. Dighe, Research officer, Ministry of External Affairs, translated the letter of Rani of Jhansi, the facsimile of which appears on page 61. The work of collection of material and its final presentation was done by Shri V.C. Joshi of the National Archives of India.

For access to the material included in this publication we are indebted to many libraries, museums and other institutions in India and the United Kingdom. We would like in particular to record our appreciation for the facilities afforded to us by the National Archives of India, New Delhi, the National Library, Calcutta, the Amir-ud-daula Public Library, Lucknow, and the United Service Institute, New Delhi. Our thanks are also due to the Governments of U.P, M.P and Bihar for the co-operation they have extended us. We are grateful to the publishers of old books from which many of the illustrations have been drawn.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATION

SEPOYS OF BENGAL ARMY
{From Ackermann's Costumes of the Indian Army}
Frontispiece
THE PALACE AT DELHI FROM THE RIVERSIDE 1
CALCUTTA FROM CHOWRINGHEE, 1957
{From a Sketch by D, Sarsfield Greene}
2
THE SPEOYS AT RIFLE PRACTICE
{From a Sketch by G. F. Atkinson}
3
BARRACKPUR {From Chambers History of the Indian Revolt} 4
DISARMING OF SEPOYS AT BARRACKPUR
{Picture Post Library}
5
DISARMING OF THE 11TH IRREGULAR CAVALRY
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
6
THE REVOLT AT MEERUT
{From Narrative of the Indian Revolt from its outbreak to the capture of Lucknow by Sir Colin Campbell
7
SOME SEPOYS AFTER THE OUTBREAK OF THE REBELLION
{Picture Post Library}
7
THE CITY OF DELHI BEFORE THE SIEGE, 1857
{By Courtesy, British Museum, London}
8
VIEW OF DELHI FORM THE PALACE GATE
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
9
BAHADUR SHAH II, THE LAST KING OF Delhi
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
10
ZINAT MAHAL, QUEEN OF BAHADUR SHAH
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
10
PALACE OF THE KING OF Delhi
{From C.R. Forrest's Picturesque Tour along the rivers Ganga and Jamuna in India}
11
LAHORE GATE OF THE RED FORT
{From a Sketch by J.R. Turnbull}
11
SALIMGARH
{From an engraving by John Luard}
12
CHANDNI CHAUK
{From an engraving by John Luard}
13
THE BANK, Delhi
{From the Illustrated London News}
14
GATE OF THE MAGAZINE AT DELHI 14
AN INDIAN BATTERY
{From a Sketch by G.F. Atkinson}
15
THE BRITISH CAMP AT DELHI FROM THE LEFT REAR
{From a sketch by J.R Turnbull}
16
HINDU RAO'S HOUSE
{From a sketch by J.R Turnbull}
16
FLAGSTAFF TOWER
{From a sketch by J.R Turnbull}
16
STORMING OF INDIAN BATTERIES AT BADLI-KE-SERAI
{From the sketch by G.F. Atkinson}
17
ADVANCE OF THE SIEGE-TRAIN
{From the sketch by G.F. Atkinson}
17
ASSULT OF DELHI
{By Courtesy, British Museum, London}
18
STORMING OF DELHI
{From the sketch by G.F. Atkinson}
19
KASHMIR GATE OF DELHI
{From Delhi-1857 by Norman and Young}
19
HUMAYUN'S TOMB DELHI
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
20
SURRENDER OF BAHADUR SHAH
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
21
CAPTURE AND DEATH OF THE SHAHZADAS OF DELHI
{From the sketch by G.F. Atkinson}
22
THE BRITISH IN THE RED FORT
{From a sketch by J.R Turnbull}
23
PRIZE AGENTS EXTRACTING TREASURE
{From the sketch by G.F. Atkinson}
24
FORT OF PESHAWAR
{From Chambers History of the Indian Revolt}
25
EXECUTION OF REBEL SEPOYS AT PESHWAR
{ From the Illustrated London News}
26
BLOWING FROM GUNS AT PESHWAR
{ From the Illustrated London News}
26
BLOWING OF REBEL SEPOYS FROM GUNS AT FEROZEPUR
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
27
ATTACK ON SIALKOT SEPOYS BY NICHOSON'S IRREGULAR CAVALRY
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
28
THE FORT AT AGRA FROM THE RIVER
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
29
VIEW OF THE FORT OF ALLAHABAD
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
30
COURT HOUSE AND GALLOWS AT ALLAHABAD
{From Narrative of the Indian Revolt from its outbreak to the capture of Lucknow}
31
KHUSRAU BAGH
{From J.W. Shephered's Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore during the Sepoy Revolt of 1857}
31
NANA SAHEB'S ISHITIHAR
{By courtesy, National Archives of India}
32
NANA SAHEBWITH HIS ESCORT LEAVING LUCKNOW
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
33
JWALA PRASAD
{By courtesy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London}
34
AZIM-ULLAH KHAN
{By courtesy, Narayana Rao Tope of Bithur}
34
TIKA SINGH
{By courtesy, Narayana Rao Tope of Bithur}
34
THE ENTRENCHMENT AT KANPUR
{From Chambers History of the Indian Revolt}
35
THE ENTRENCHMENT AFTER THE FALL OF KANPUR
{Picture post Library}
35
SATI CHAURA GHAT, KANPUR
{From Cassell's Illustrated History of India}
36
INDIAN CAVALRY ATTACKING A BRITISH INFANTRY SQUARE IN THE BATTLE OF KANPUR
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
36
FATEHPUR
{From the Illustrated in London News}
37
GENERAL HAVELOCK'S ATTACK ON ANA SAHEB AT FATEHPUR
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
37
ATTACK ON GWALIOR CONTINGENT BY WINDHAM'S FORCE
{From a sketch by D. Sarsfield Greene}
38
PURSUIT OF THE SWALIOR CONTINGENT BY SIR COLON CAMPBELL
{From a sketch by D. Sarsfield Greene}
39
GHAT AT BITHUR 39
RUINS OF NANA'S PALACE AT BITHUR 39
EJECTMENT OF INDINS FROM A BURNING VILLAGE IN KANPUR DISTRICT
{From Narrative of the Indian Revolt from its outbreak to the capture of Lucknow}
40
HANGING OF TWO REBELS
{Picture post Library}
41
CITY OF Lucknow
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
42
RIVER VIEW OF THE BUILDINGS AT Lucknow
{From a sketch by D.S. Dodgson}
43
BEGAM HAZRAT MAHAL
{From the Illustrated in London News}
44
BIRJIS QADR WITH HIS ATTENDANTS
{By courtesy, State Museum, Lucknow}
44
THE RESIDENCY, Lucknow
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
45
RUINS OF THE RESIDENCY 46
INTERIOR OF THE RESIDENCY-BILLIARDS ROOM
{From a sketch by C.H. Mecham}
46
BAILEY GUARD GATE AND HOSPITAL, RESIDENCY, LUCKNOW
{From a sketch by C.H. Mecham}
47
INTERIOR OF ALAM BAGH
{From a sketch by C.H. Mecham}
GATE OF ALAM BAGH
{From Martin Gubbin's An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh}
48
DILKUSHA PALACE, LUCKNOW
{From a sketch by D.S. Dodgson}
49
THE MARTINERE. LUCKNOW 50
SHAH NAJAF, LUCKNOW 51
SIKANDAR BAGH, Lucknow
{From a sketch by D.S. Dodgson}
52
INTERIOR OF SIKANDAR BAGH
{Picture Post Library}
52
MOTI MAHAL, Lucknow
{From a sketch by D.S. Dodgson}
53
CHHATTAR MANZIL, LUCKNOW 54
CHAKKAR KOTHI LUCKNOW
{From a sketch by D.S. Dodgson}
55
MUSA BAGH
{From a sketch by D.S. Dodgson}
55
THE TIMES CORRESPONDENT LOOKING AT HE SACKING OF KAISER BAGH
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
56
CONFLICT WITH THE GHAZIS BEFORE BAREILLY
{From Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny}
57
KUNWAR SINGH ON A JAGDISHPUR
{By courtesy, Government of Bihar}
58
KUNWAR SINGH ON A HUNTING EXPEDITION
{From a painting in Khuda Baksh Library, Bankipur}
58
KACHAHRY OF KUNWAR SINGH AT JAGDISHPUR
{By courtesy, Government of Bihar}
59
BOYLE'S HOUSE AT ARRAH
{From Chambers History of the Indian Revolt}
59
RANI LAKSHMI BAI OF JHANSI
{From a modern painting in Bhavani Museum, Aundh}
60
AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF RANI OF JHANSI
{By courtesy, National Archives of India}
61
FORT OF JHANSI
{From a sketch by Bellow}
62
KARAK BIJLI GUN 62
RANI LAKSHMI BAI ON BATTLE-FIELD
{By courtesy, State Museum, Gwalior}
63
RANI MAHAL JHANSI 64
FORT OF KALPI 65
PAHU LAL'S TEMPLE, KALPI 65
TATYA TOPE
{From a sketch by C.R. Baugh, in Royal Services Museum. London}
66
AUTOGRAPH OF TATYA TOPE
{By courtesy, National Archives of India}
66
TATYA TOPE'S SOLDIERY
{By courtesy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London}
67
FORT OF GWALIOR
{From Cassell's Illustrated History of India}
68
A VIEW OF MAN MANDIR IN THE FORT OF GWALIOR 69
CHHATTARI OF RANI LAKSHMI BAI 70
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