A Tale of Two Revolts

01 March, 2010

Rajmohan Gandhi

Penguin India

416 pages, Rs 599

The 1857 Revolt in India and the American Civil War which started four years later were fought for very different reasons but they were both fought in a world dominated by Great Britain and the battle cry in both conflicts was freedom. Rajmohan Gandhi brings the drama of both wars to one stage, uncovering significant connections between the histories of the United States, Britain and India. The result is a tale of two revolts, three countries and one century.