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The Indian Uprising of 1857-8 [electronic resource] : prisons, prisoners, and rebellion / Clare Anderson.

Author:
Anderson, Clare, 1969- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2007.
Description:
1 online resource (viii, 205 pages) : map.
Series:
Anthem South Asian studies. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"This book, based on extensive archival research in Britain and India, examines why mutineer-rebels chose to attack prisons and release prisoners, discusses the impact of the destruction of the jails on British penal policy in Southeast Asia, re-examines Britain's decision to settle the Andaman Islands as a penal colony in 1858, and re-evaluates the experiences of mutineer-rebel convicts there. As such this book makes an important contribution to histories of the mutiny-rebellion, British colonial South Asia, British expansion in the Indian Ocean and incarceration and transportation." "Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the mutiny-rebellion, this book will be of interest to academics and students researching the history of colonial India, the history of empire and expansion, and imprisonment and incarceration."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and indexes.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9781843313878 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1843313871 ((electronic bk.))
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