In the Court of the Ranee of Jhansi: and Other Travels in by John Lang

By John Lang

Novelist, intrepid visitor, barrister-at-law, newspaper editor and uninhibited gossip, John Lang lived for a couple of years in pre- and post-Mutiny British India, and his writings represent one of the most brilliant documents of the time.

Lang describes his assembly with the Ranee of Jhansi-soon to turn into the point of interest of the rebellion-as good as his suggestions to her; he additionally chronicles the wondrous and tragic lifetime of 'Black and Blue', a boy of combined British and Indian parentage, and his claims to a peerage in England. And, narrating a march within the top Provinces, Lang presents an eyewitness account of 8 thousand monkeys, amassed in Deobund for a extended family meeting.

Written with a historian's experience of aspect, a raconteur's have fun with the unforeseen, and a willing feel of the absurd, John Lang's trip diary is a riveting read.

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