Love and Mutiny: Tales from British India

Love and Mutiny: Tales from British India

by Anne George

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Love and Mutiny: Tales from British India by Anne George

The year is 1857. The British, having colonized India, have ruled her for a hundred years. The East India Company manages the business of governance, but not necessarily with a view to protecting the best interests of the people of India. The British who were born and reared in India see themselves as distinct from the Indian and yet very much a part of the fabric of India, diverse as it was—even then. 

Edwina Hardingham, who has spent her entire existence in India, sees herself very much as a Hindustani (Indian). She bristles at the harsh invective directed against the people of India by some of the members in her circle. She cherishes her friendships with Indian women and, on a visit to one of them, is rescued from brigands by the dashing and entirely dazzling Mr. Grayson. Does love blossom between the two? To her very great surprise, Edwina does find her heart becoming rapidly entangled with the most enigmatic of men… 

In the midst of this idyllic bliss, something unthinkable happens. A mutiny breaks out, led by the sepoys, who rebel against their commanding officers and seize control of government ammunition and property. The Indian masses, exasperated with the callous governance of the East India Company, are beginning to seethe inwardly, and what is initially perceived as an isolated outburst from a few malcontents, soon erupts into a wide-scale rebellion that spreads across almost the entire region of north India. Tales of the slaughter of British women and children spread quickly, leaving panic in their wake. The Hardinghams are now faced with dread about the fate of their family members who may very well be in the path of the carnage, even as news is not forthcoming, as communication lines have been disrupted.  

Does the Hardingham family escape the bloodshed that has swathed the land? Does Edwina’s beloved remain constant? Read this gripping work of historical fiction to discover what happens!

In her maiden novel, Anne George weaves a tale of love and betrayal into the historical events of the Sepoy Mutiny. A cup of tea, some refreshment and a comfortable chair are a must, for the reader will find it hard to put down once it is picked up!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732269804
Publisher: Anne George Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 307
Sales rank: 1,052,957
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Anne George grew up with a profound love of history and English literature. She spent her childhood devouring books. Yes, she was that child who had to be forbidden from borrowing any more books from the local library until she finished her homework (her mother was very grateful for the one-book-a-week policy enforced at the strict convent school she attended). Her love affair with words has persisted through the years. In addition, she developed a fascination with storytelling. In the course of her career as a professor of education for several years, her students often applauded the narrative storytelling in her lectures. She has finally indulged in her passion for storytelling by crafting a work of historical fiction. This book is a representation of stories that have been woven over several years of reading, imagining and storytelling.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

 

Visiting Calcutta 1

Return to Simla 23

The Ball 48

The Shikar 73

Fearful Tidings 99

Descent Into Turmoil 124

At Shahjehanpore 167

Along The River 198

Startling Revelations 223

A Great Misunderstanding 245

Conclusion 280

Glossary 290

Map of the Mutiny 295

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Elizabeth Thomas 10 months ago
Takes you to faraway places to a time long ago This has been one of the most exciting books I have read in a long time. The author Anne George is a gifted writer who excels in her craft. She has a knack for taking the reader on journey that is absolutely breathtaking. As you read the book, you can smell the delectable food, feel the heat of a hot summer day, see the vibrant colors of a dress at a ball, and just get immersed in the narration.. She has developed and described the characters of Edwina, Grayson, Davenport and others excellently. The story covers all the spectrum of human experience- love, hate, betrayal, intolerance, war, tyranny, and revolution. Although there is a love story, this not just another romance novel. There is well-researched history in the narration and I admire and respect the author for taking an unbiased approach. The author has done an excellent job at describing the events that transpired during the Sepoy Mutiny. While the events that led to the Indian Sepoy mutiny and its aftermath was enormously tragic, the author softens it with love and hope. There is a satisfying end in the story. I look forward to reading many, many books from this remarkable writer! Reading this book was an excellent investment of time and money!