Mutiny Papers

Call it the first war of independence or the sepoy mutiny or subscribe to the view – “neither first, nor national, nor a war of independence”. I’m not competent to remark on that, nor does it overly bother me. Reading through William Dalrymple’s, The Last Mughal, my interest was drawn towards the mutiny papers referred to by the author. Not with the highest of hopes, I looked around and, as expected, the National Archives of India does not seem to have any digitized records of it…at least nothing I could find publicly accessible on its website (nothing uncharacteristic about it). Did come across some other papers around and sharing them here, and will continue to add as and when I come across anything else. Still nothing of the Mutiny Papers as described by Dalrymple (the Delhi newspapers published during the course of mutiny and word from the street).

Selections of Letters, Despatches and Other State Papers Preserved in the Military Department of the Government of India, 1857-58, Volume I , George W. Forrest (ed.) (Military Department Press, Calcutta, 1893): Archive.org Link

Selections of Letters, Despatches and Other State Papers Preserved in the Military Department of the Government of India, 1857-58, Volume III , George W. Forrest (ed.) (Military Department Press, Calcutta, 1893): Archive.org Link 

The Indian Mutiny of 1857, G. B. Malleson (Seeley & Co., London, 1901): Archelogical Survey of India Link

The Sepoy Mutiny and the Revolt of 1857, R. C. Majumdar (Firma KL Mukhopadhyay, 1957): Here

The Digital Repository of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economic also has some nice papers if you are interested.

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