1857 – A Perspective

The Fort At Gwalior. Further details not available for now.

The Fort At Gwalior. Further details not available for now.

While modern India wrings its hands at how much foreign trips of government officials cost the taxpayer, it is forgotten that diplomacy is an expensive exercise.

Months before the War of 1857 began, the English concluded treaties and agreements with Russia, Persia and Afghanistan.

These countries could have opened a second front against the British Raj.

To Indian rulers, by 1857, diplomacy meant London.

Can modern India match Western diplomacy.

The last 60 years have shown that it can – but no thanks to the Indian chatteratti, who occupy the sound waves trying to second guess Indian diplomacy.

2ndlook at India & the World in 1857

1857 – A Year in Hindsight

1857 – A Failed ‘Mutiny’?

How 1857 changed world history …

1857 – The Siege of Lucknow

India – Science, Technology & Industry

Death of Indian Shipbuilding

1857 – Some History, Some Propaganda

Book Review – Operation Red Lotus

Indian Ships – British Navy

Britain – The Rise of a Pirate Empire

India Non-Violent Struggle? The Myth

Famous Last Words

One More Chapter In Anglo Saxon Bloodshed

Understanding 1857

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Posted on May 10, 2012, in Britain, British Raj, Propaganda and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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