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British women’s accounts on 1857An  overview<br />Presented by-<br />Ameeta   Singh<br />Sarojini  Naidu govt. girls  P.G....
Some important women’s writings on 1857<br />Mrs. G. M Harris;       A lady’s diary of the siege of  lucknow, London 1858 ...
Some important women’s writings on 1857<br />Mrs C; Collin;   English woman in the rebellion in the Calcutta review  1859<...
Scene at Lucknow after the seige<br />MrsG  Harris ;A lady's diary of the siege of Lucknow<br />Julia English; The seige o...
Mrs Francis Duberly ;campaigning in Rajputana and central india,the suppression of the mutiny<br />She gained a certain no...
MrsRutheCoopland ;A lady’s escape from Gwaliar and the life in fort of  Agra during the mutinies<br />RoutheCoopland,shusb...
Amy horme ; Miss Amy horne‘s narrativeShe was an  Euro  -Asian girl abducted by a muslimsepoyLiyakatali khan of 2ndcavalar...
The  episode  of the mutiny that remained seared in British women’s memory was the massacre of women and children by  Nana...
The Flagstaff Tower, Delhi, where the European survivors of the rebellion gathered on May 11, 1857; photographed by Felice...
A memorial erected (circa 1860) by the British after the Mutiny at the BibiGhar Well. After India's Independence the statu...
Call for revenge   <br />When I think upon this terrible insurrection and recollect how deeply the rebels have stained the...
MrsCoopland was invited by an officer as an amusement to go and see the captive emperor Bahadur shah  Zafar.  She describe...
Conclusion <br />My study on the mutiny narrative by British women leads me to the conclusion that while there were differ...
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British women's accounts on1857; An Overview ,Some Untold Stories

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The revolt of 1857 plays a significant role in the History of modern india. Mutiny accounts by British Memsahibs prodused in condition of siege, were naturally shaped by their quandary.These narratives centered on women's survivals strategies, provide us very useful information.

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  • Good collection. Ruskin Bond wrote the Flight of the Pigeon and Shyam Benegal mmade Junoon out of it
    Amy Home I know from you was the girl's real name.
    Good Maeeta. But please keep the contrast in mind first few slides are very taxing on the eyes and I am 55 - please keep in mind that senior people also love to watch these nice things that you youngpeople put up
    keep u the good work
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British women's accounts on1857; An Overview ,Some Untold Stories

  1. 1. British women’s accounts on 1857An overview<br />Presented by-<br />Ameeta Singh<br />Sarojini Naidu govt. girls P.G. college Bhopal<br />
  2. 2. Some important women’s writings on 1857<br />Mrs. G. M Harris; A lady’s diary of the siege of lucknow, London 1858 <br /> Mrs. Frances; Duberly ; Campaigning in Rajputana and central India the ,suppression of the mutiny ; A tragic personal History London 1858<br />Katherine Mary Bartrum; A widows reminiscences of the siege of Lukhnow London 1858 <br />Maria Germon; Journal of the siege of Lukhnow; An episode of the Indian Mutiny 1858 London<br />Amy Horne; Miss Amy Horne’s narrative Department of manuscripts British library <br />Julia English; The siege of Lucknow ;A diary London 1892<br />Hilden Julia ; Story of our Escape from Delhi in 1857 <br /> <br /> <br />
  3. 3. Some important women’s writings on 1857<br />Mrs C; Collin; English woman in the rebellion in the Calcutta review 1859<br />Mrs Matilda Ouvary ; A lady’s diary before and during the Indian Mutiny 1892 <br />Mrs Fanny Peile ; The Delhi Massacre, a narrative by Lady, Calcutta 1890<br />Harriet Tytler ; Through the sepoy mutiny and the siege of Delhi<br />FloranceWagenlreiber ; The story of our escape from Delhi 1894<br />Forbes Mrs Hamilton ; some recollections of the siege of Lucknow<br />
  4. 4. Scene at Lucknow after the seige<br />MrsG Harris ;A lady's diary of the siege of Lucknow<br />Julia English; The seige of Lucknow; An episode of the Indian mutiny<br />Mary Catherine Bartrum; A widow’s reminiscences of the siege of Lucknow<br />
  5. 5. Mrs Francis Duberly ;campaigning in Rajputana and central india,the suppression of the mutiny<br />She gained a certain notoriety as the Crimianheroine. She was the only officers wife to accompany the British army during Crimiawar and published a journal of her experience . She also experienced the great war of Indian independence 1857 . Her journal gave us very useful information about central India during 1857 <br />
  6. 6. MrsRutheCoopland ;A lady’s escape from Gwaliar and the life in fort of Agra during the mutinies<br />RoutheCoopland,shusband was the Chaplain at Gwalior and killed by the natives . she with eight other British women managed to escape and reached Agra. she gives vivid account of day to day life at fort Agra She also accounted remarkable feature of mutiny is how class barriers within the British community remain intact : even at the most perilous moment of the siege the Anglo Indian life remained as rigid as in the time of peace<br />
  7. 7. Amy horme ; Miss Amy horne‘s narrativeShe was an Euro -Asian girl abducted by a muslimsepoyLiyakatali khan of 2ndcavalary and converted to Islam and she remained nine months in captivityShyamBenegal made a famous movie Jnunoon on this story<br />
  8. 8. The episode of the mutiny that remained seared in British women’s memory was the massacre of women and children by Nana Sahib at kanpurpicture------well at kanpur where the bodies of the English women thrown.<br />
  9. 9. The Flagstaff Tower, Delhi, where the European survivors of the rebellion gathered on May 11, 1857; photographed by FeliceBeato.<br />Harriet Taytler ; Through the sepoy mutiny and the siege of Delhi .<br />She was the only women in the British camp during the siege of Delhi and first lady who photographed Delhi’s monuments. <br />“ One English woman ( Mrs. Leeson rescued by the two AfganSawars”. <br />“if our natives were to rebel against us ,India is lost.’’<br />
  10. 10. A memorial erected (circa 1860) by the British after the Mutiny at the BibiGhar Well. After India's Independence the statue was moved to the Memorial Church, Cawnpore. Albumen silver print by Samuel Bourne<br />
  11. 11. Call for revenge <br />When I think upon this terrible insurrection and recollect how deeply the rebels have stained themselves with English blood and the blood of English women and of little helpless children. I can only look forward with awe to the day of vengeance , when our hands shall be dipped in the blood of our enemies and the tongues of our dogs shall be red through the same “’. Mrs. Duberly.<br />….. Delhi ought to be razed to the ground and on its ruins a church or monument should be erected, inscribed with a list of all the victims of the mutinyMrs. MrsCoopland.<br />
  12. 12. MrsCoopland was invited by an officer as an amusement to go and see the captive emperor Bahadur shah Zafar. She described how they burst into his room.<br />‘’ As we looked upon him we thought how strange it was that this frail old man tottering on the brink of the grave could harbour such a plot and such revengeful filling against us---an aristocratic expression reminded us of his descendent.’’ <br />
  13. 13. Conclusion <br />My study on the mutiny narrative by British women leads me to the conclusion that while there were differences in looking at the causes of the 1857 and the role of the servants, the memsahib's concur on the necessity of retaliation. Except few like Harriet Tytlarhad written in a humanistic approach and she was against the naked racist attitude . Almost all of them have exhibited demand for revenge and bloody retribution for having mutilated women and children . All memsahib's thought that 1857 was an insult that ought not to be forgotten.<br />Thanks<br />Ameeta Singh<br />

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