The Revolt of 1857 in India has so far largely been viewed as an event that was of interest to British and Indian scholars investigating the various consequences of British colonial rule in India. What has remained out of the focus of study during the last 150 years is the possible impact of the Revolt elsewhere, its so to say international dimension: what, in particular, was the reaction in Europe where elemental social and political transformations were underway.Whatever the varied nature of the reactions, the space given to the Revolt in many European newspapers and journal
Cover; Title; Copyright; Advance Praise for the Book; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I: News and Views; 2. German Responses: Theodor Fontane, Edgar Bauer, Wilhelm Liebknecht; 3. French Counter-narratives: Nationalisme, Patriotisme and Révolution; 4. Freedom and Democracy: The Revolt in the Italian Press; 5. A View of the Revolt in the Spanish Press; 6. Hungarian Responses: Between Support and Disagreement; 7. Czech Representations of India and the Rebellion, 1850-1930; 8. Bŭlgarska Dnevnitsa: A Bulgarian Response to the Uprising Part II: Fact and Fiction9. Retcliffe's Nena Sahib and the German Discourse on India; 10. The Rebellion of an Indian Temple Dancer; 11. The Stirring Story of the 'Cipays': Italian Narrative Responses; 12. 'Remember Cawnepore': The 'Massacre' in the Voice of Three Italian Narrators; 13. Emilio Salgari's The Two Tigers: Exoticism, Anti-imperialism and Ambivalence; 14. Lost in Translation: Jules Verne and the Indian Rebellion; 15. 'A Great Insurrection': Jules Verne and British 'Mutiny' Fiction; 16. The Rebellion in a 19th-century Indo-Portuguese Novel 17. Francisco Luiz Gomes's Os Brahamanes: The Uprising and Anglo-Indian Society18. El dragón del fuego: A Dramatic Representation of the Revolt; About the Editor; Notes on Contributors; Index
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