In the Court of the Ranee of Jhansi : And Other Travels in India

In the Court of the Ranee of Jhansi : And Other Travels in India

In the Court of the Ranee of Jhansi : And Other Travels in India

And now the Ranee, having invited me to come closer to the purdah, began to pour forth her grievances and...

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  • Author John Lang
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And now the Ranee, having invited me to come closer to the purdah, began to pour forth her grievances and whenever she paused, the women by whom she was surrounded, set up a sort of chorus Woe is me! What oppression! It reminded me somewhat of a scene in a Greek tragedy - comical as was the situation. Novelist, intrepid traveller, barrister-at-law, newspaper editor and uninhibited gossip, John Lang lived for a number of years in pre - and post - Mutiny British India and his writings constitute some of the most vivid records of the time. Lang describes his meeting with the Ranee of Jhansi - soon to become the focal point of the rebellion - as well as his counsel to her, he also chronicles the wondrous and tragic life of Black and blue, a boy of mixed British and Indian parentage and his claims to a peerage in England. And, narrating a march in the Upper Provinces, Lang provides an eyewitness account of eight thousand monkeys, gathered in Deobund for a clan meeting. Written with a historians sense of detail, a raconteurs delight in the unexpected and a keen sense of the absurd, John Langs travel diary is a riveting read.

About the Author

John Lang (b. 1816), writer, newspaper editor, traveller and barrister, lived in India for a number of years. A prominent lawyer of his time, he most notably counselled the Ranee of Jhansi in her case against the British East India Company. He was also the editor and publisher of the periodical, Mofussilite. Langs published work includes The Wetherbys (1853), Too Clever by Half (1853), Too Much Alike (1854), The Forgers Wife (1855), Captain Macdonald (1856), Will He Marry Her (1858), The Ex - Wife (1858), My Friends Wife (1859), The secret police (1859) and Botany Bay, or True Stories of the Early Days of Australia (1859). John Lang died in Mussoorie in 1864.
Author John Lang
ISBN 9789385288227
Langauage English
Pages 208
Publisher Speaking Tiger
Binding Paperback

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