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Most of our officers had Indian women living with them Sita Ram began his service for the Honorable Company in and fought in virtually all the army’s major campaigns. It is one of a handful of narratives se;oy the Indian side, but on the whole, it is more informative about the sepoy’s life – particularly in the years of the Bengal Army under the Company – than about the mutiny. After I had acquired this I considered myself far superior’in knowledge to all the other boys of subbedar age whom I sbedar, and held up my head accordingly.

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He also finds love in a woman he rescues from the Arabs manning the fort at Asirgarh, loses his caste twice and has to pay heavy compensation for being taken back into the fold, and as a final tragedy, he finds his son among the captured mutineers at Lucknow, who are to be shot by his own firing squad. It is a book which must be read by those who want it understand the officer man relationship that the British had with the Indian Sepoy and how they managed an army of Indian Sepoys to control a nation.


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This is an alluring account for those supportive of the Raj, but has never been shown to be authentic. As with many soldier’s narratives, it lacks the context that would go along with a more polished military history.

Seccraj rated it really liked it Oct 08, Subedarr Sepoy to Subedar is a very rare, first person account of a sepoy who served in both the East India Company’s army until the mutiny and then continued serving after the Indian army was brought directly under government control.

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