The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905

The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905

Ferdinand Mount / Aug 23, 2019

The Tears of the Rajas Mutiny Money and Marriage in India The Tears of the Rajas is a sweeping history of the British in India seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny siege debt and disease

  • Title: The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905
  • Author: Ferdinand Mount
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  • Page: 230
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  • The Tears of the Rajas is a sweeping history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny, siege, debt and disease, everywhere from the heat of Madras to the Afghan snows They lived through the most appalling atrocities and retaliated with some of their own Each of their lives, remarkaThe Tears of the Rajas is a sweeping history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny, siege, debt and disease, everywhere from the heat of Madras to the Afghan snows They lived through the most appalling atrocities and retaliated with some of their own Each of their lives, remarkable in itself, contributes to the story of the whole fragile and imperilled, often shockingly oppressive and devious but now and then heroic and poignant enterprise On the surface, John and Augusta Low and their relations may seem imperturbable, but in their letters and diaries they often reveal their loneliness and desperation and their doubts about what they are doing in India The Lows are the family of the author s grandmother, and a recurring theme of the book is his own discovery of them and of those parts of the history of the British in India which posterity has preferred to forget The book brings to life not only the most dramatic incidents of their careers the massacre at Vellore, the conquest of Java, the deposition of the boy king of Oudh, the disasters in Afghanistan, the Reliefs of Lucknow and Chitral but also their personal ordeals the bankruptcies in Scotland and Calcutta, the plagues and fevers, the deaths of children and deaths in childbirth And it brings to life too the unrepeatable strangeness of their lives the camps and the palaces they lived in, the balls and the flirtations in the hill stations, and the hot slow rides through the dust An epic saga of love, war, intrigue and treachery, The Tears of the Rajas is surely destined to become a classic of its kind.

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      • Ferdinand Mount

        Ferdinand Mount was born in 1939 For many years he was a columnist at the Spectator and then the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times In between, he was head of the Downing Street Policy Unit and then editor of the Times Literary Supplement He is now a prize winning novelist and author of, most recently, the bestselling memoir Cold Cream He lives in London.


    540 Comments

    1. An intensely objective historical narrative full of the romance and vibrancy of subjective fiction.The British came to India as merchants on the heels of the Portuguese and the Dutch. At first, they were dazzled by the splendours of Indian royal courts. But gradually this changed in response to Europe’s growing affluence caused by the flow of newly discovered South American gold and the surplus derived from keeping Arab middlemen out of its Asiatic trade. They became bolder and began to deal o [...]


    2. British ascendancy over India is always a fascinating study. The author covers the nineteenth century where the mutiny of 1857 is covered with vivd detailing. Prodigious research ensures that the author is able to cover little known details during this century. For e.g the white mutiny where over 1000 British soldiers revolted against their superiors with the three senior most of the traitors court martialled, one of whom was subsequently knighted! Also the strategy of the British under Dalhousi [...]


    3. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Being an Indian, this is a painful part of my history. However, I found the writing unbiased and full of empathy. It indeed touched me.This is a "family history", but what a family it was. Their lives intertwined with all the major events of geopolitical nature between 1815-1915. The scope of the book is across the Indian subcontinent & has also touched Java and Afghanistan.I think it is a must read for anyone who wants an understanding of Indian history durin [...]




    4. InterestingThis subject was really interesting, but the book is quite difficult to read as it jumps around quite alot and lacks structure. I did enjoy it and the characters are well fleshed out for historical figures, but I found it slightly frustrating to read.


    5. Touchwood! Always managed to start a year with fabulous book and this year was no less. An unbiased narration of British era, quiet an eye opener on many intricate details of the early decades of British rule and definitely of 1857 mutiny.



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