57, Vaishali, Pitampura
Delhi 110088, India
T: 0091-11-27318023, Mo: 919871124913
Army Medical Services Museum
Proposal for a Talk-Novemkber 2010
I am a Chartered Accountant and have worked with the best corporate sector companies of India viz.
DCM Ltd., GKN Driveline Ltd. (a GKN plc company), Insilco Ltd. (Degussa AG), Ranbaxy Laboratories
Ltd., Cable Corporation Ltd. (Uganda –East Africa) and ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on
International Economic Relations- (India’s Economic think tank). I am also an author having written a
book –The Divine Stranglers –Story of Thugs and Thuggee Sleeman. I am in the process of writing
several books at the moment namely
• The Siege and Assault of Delhi 1857 –Management lessons from Battlefield.
• Self Guide to Delhi 1857 areas
• The Delhi Victoria Crosses and
• The Original British sense of humour (based on my dealings with Late Mr Roy Flello Director
Hardy Spicer Ltd. (GKN plc co) and Cynthia and Wilfred Preston.)
I am also a member of the National Council for Restoration of National Values and a trustee on the Board
of Baas Educational Trust which runs value based school in rural India.
Proposed Talks on MS PowerPoint
India and the United Kingdom have had a common history for nearly two centuries. To further strengthen
the relations and understanding between our two nations by way of ‘people to people’ contact I intend to
visit the U.K. to give talks on MS PowerPoint on
• The Siege and Assault of Delhi 1857. Shall also cover all RAMC VC awards for India 1857.
Field Marshall Lord Wolseley in his ‘Story of a Soldier's life’
This Siege of Delhi was the most memorable event in the history of the great mutiny ……the
assault and capture of Delhi marked the turning point in the Mutiny…….and we all breathed more
freely when Delhi fell. It was a splendid military achievement……. The story of the siege of Delhi
sounds like an epic. It is not to be surpassed either in the mighty consequences that hung upon its
issue, in the brilliancy of its daily incidents nor in examples of heroic daring on the part of the
besiegers by any siege I know of in ancient or modern history.
• Screening of a film called The Devil’s Wind lasting roughly 70 minutes. (I have the permission
from Phillip Geddes, the Film Producer to screen the film in Public) Details below this email.
• And if interested then -Organised Crime in the garb of religion in 19th century India –Thuggee.
This presentation has been given by me in India’s MI5- the IB and the National Institute of
Criminology and Forensic Sciences with excellent feedback. This talk is however, more in line for
police and related Organisations.
The talks shall be extremely inter-active and to encourage participation I would also like to share e-books
with the participants
• 41 Years in India- from Subaltern to Commander in Chief by Field Marshall F. S. Roberts VC-
relevant extracts from Delhi or other. (Lucknow –Day by Day by Adelaide Case, widow of
Colonel Case of 32nd CLI.)
• Two Native Narratives of the Mutiny in Delhi by Sir T. Metcalfe. (Narratives of Munshi
Jeewan Lal and Mainuddin Khan)
I have also guided several serving and former British Army/RN/RAF officers and civilians on 1857 areas.
Their feedback is given below this mail for your kind reference. I would also like to hand over a copy of
my book The Divine Stranglers – A Story of Thugs and Thuggee Sleeman and two Bollywood DVD’s
‘Junoon’ and ‘The Rising’ on 1857 as a gesture of goodwill and friendship to the Museum.( Public
screening is subject to permission from film producers.)
I am hopeful that the Museum would like to host these talks and will arrange the necessary equipment and
a Lecture Hall per the audience expected.
In case any clarifications are required I shall be glad to answer the same. Your affirmative reply in
principle would help me in applying to the British High Commission in New Delhi for a Tourist visa. I
plan to be in U.K. for the month of November. I shall be grateful if you were to also convey a tentative
day, time and venue for the talk.
With best wishes,
Feedback on Delhi 1857
Our entire holiday in India felt like a pilgrimage. It was brilliantly set up by you and we
cannot thank you enough for your time and research. Your knowledge of your subject was
Nicky and Colonel Johnny Rogers (Kings Royal Hussars)
You did us proud with your tour of the 1857 sites and we were all impressed with your
knowledge and enthusiasm. You certainly exceeded our expectations.
Sir Gerald Warner*, Catherine, Sir Michael Shaw* and Elisabeth
(*Formerly from Foreign and Commonwealth office & from the Green Howards and
We have been lucky to have had the expert support of Rajesh Rampal. He has undertaken
valuable research for us and given us much advice. His understanding of the whole
political and social context of all these events and of the current geographical layout of
the sites of the military actions has been invaluable.
Roy T. Eve O.B.E., D.L. (Publisher, Royal Green jackets Museum, Winchester)
The best personal battlefield tour I’ve done. Loaded and such balanced perspectives
Group Captain Ian Draper R.A.F., Former Naval and Air Defense Advisor, BHC,
Your encyclopaedic knowledge is awesome and you are a great story teller. When we
stood at the Kashmir Gate you brought history alive for us
Brigadier Clive Elderton, Former Defense Advisor BHC, New Delhi
You were a good guide and an amusing companion
Hugh Purcell, Former Managing Editor BBC. (Writer and Film maker)
Rajesh, thanks for all your help and in appreciation of your wisdom and never ending
knowledge I present my book ‘The Sapper VC’s’ and some others too.
Colonel Gerald Napier (Former Chairman Royal Engineers Museum) Author of
‘Follow the Sapper’ and ‘Sapper VC’s.
Your knowledge of Military History is quite Prodigious and you made it so interesting by
showing us exactly where it happened.
Colonel Guy Nicolson. Formerly from the KRRC.
Lt General Sir Christopher Wallace (Former Director Royal Defense College) has
acknowledged Rajesh Rampal in his books- Focus on Courage and Rifles and
Lt General Sir Richard Shirreff (GOC RAPID REACTION FORCE- EUROPE) has
interviewed Rajesh Rampal in a Documentary titled ‘The Devils Wind’ on battle