Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857 Muslim, Dalit and Subaltern Narratives by Crispin Bates


Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857 Muslim, Dalit and Subaltern Narratives by Crispin Bates

The Mutiny at the Margins series takes a fresh look at the Revolt of 1857 from a variety of original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography. Muslim, Dalit and Subaltern Narratives (Volume 5) addresses the role of marginal and Muslim groups respectively, exploring minority perceptions of the Uprising, including Dalit narratives and the use of 1857 in re-imagining the past. The second half of the volume looks into the response and involvement of different Muslim social groups, from civil servants, philosophers and logicians to the Mujahidin, as well as exploring the experience of indigenous participants in their own words.

About the Author

Crispin Bates is Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has published extensively on tribal, peasant and labour history in India and the history of Indian overseas migration. His publications include Subalterns and Raj: South Asia since 1600 (2007); (with Subho Basu) Rethinking Indian Political Institutions (2005), Beyond Representation: Constructions of Identity in Colonial and Postcolonial India (2005), and (with Alpa Shah) Savage Attack: Tribal Insurgency in India (2014). Between 2006 and 2008, he was the Principal Investigator in a major Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded research project concerning the Indian Uprising, based at the University of Edinburgh.

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228 pages


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Publication date

30th October 2013



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