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Nightrunners of Bengal [John Masters] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dust jacket design by Alan Haemer. His first novel. A story of. PDF | On Jan 1, , Mehmet fikret arargüç and others published Empire and Romance John Masters’ Nightrunners of Bengal. As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13th Rifles celebrates the start of in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of.

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To ask other readers questions about Nightrunners of Bengalplease sign up. When his novels proved popular, he became a full-time writer. This managed to offend both nighgrunners, and led to murmurings among the troops.

It is more about the difficulty to find a balance between your background and tradition, and conflicting loyalties. Overall though I enjoyed it enough to read his others soon. May 08, Corto rated it it was amazing.

All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. His descriptions of the violence on the first night of the uprising are vivid and disturbing, some of the best writing of this type that I’ve encountered.

Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Price clipped jacket has small chip at bottom of spine and minor edge wear. No gengal or quizzes yet.

Open Preview See a Problem? Rare Book Cellar Published: Mashers — Victoria’s pompous, stolid Christian England — sprang up in an ecstasy of outrage, to answer murder with mass murder, and hate with a demonical fury of hate.

This book is overly romantic in patches especially in patches concerning colonial justificationsand might be difficult to read because of that – but if you go with the flow, it’s an interesting adventure with a brutal edge to it.

The book starts inin the fictional cantonment of Bhowani in Bengal India. A small crack on the inside between the post flyleaf and the title page.


The book takes place in India in at the time of nighfrunners sepoy Indian troops being commanded by British officers rebellion. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included. Were the British better or more fair than others?

Showing best matches Show nightrunnefs copies. Top end of spine fraying. After some initial hesitation and uncertainty, I found myself really enjoying this book for its fast moving pace, intrigue and the vivid glimpse of mightrunners historic period nighttunners I knew little about.

This is why the history of colonialism is so interesting, and far from straightfor I have read and enjoyed other novels that plunge the characters into history during the Mutiny; in this one the historical facts are a background where a fictional group of people in a fictional place come to terms with the cultural and human shocks that caused the mutiny, and the ones that followed. Sep 24, Sarah-Kim rated it really liked it.

Emotionally scarred by the trauma of his experiences as a child during the Mutiny of Robin becomes a secret agent and ultimately vanishes into Afghanistan. A good plus copy in a good dustwrapper. Wonderful historical fiction told in the classic style, woven with threads of truth about man, men, fraternal love, lust, philanthropia, and ethnocentric ignorance. Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from March Jon articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

This is the night. The dustwrapper panel edges have chipping with small tears, panels have minor fading with light smoke damage. At the brutal peak of High Summer,runners visit villages under cover of night with cryptic messages. The plot here is masrers on the Indian Mutiny, or Sepoy Rebellion, of I first read the book inand it stands up to rereading.

Nightrunners of Bengal (Indian Trilogy, book 2) by John Masters

He blames it on Albert, and longs for the easier socially days of his father and grandfather. This was a reread of a book that I nighrrunners read about forty years ago. A solid scarce signed novel. From March,the brigade served behind the Japanese lines in Burma. Jacket is tattered with tear on front and back.


Nightrunners Of Bengal

Pages are moderately yellowed with light tearing and foxing inside. He saw service on the North-West Frontier with the 2nd bat Masters was the son of a lieutenant-colonel whose family had a long tradition of service in the Indian Army.

I have just gone through three of his books like a prairie fire. The incident was soon used by dissidents to fire up the troops, who soon began an organized and systematic killing of the English whites in the various cantonments. Briefly, Captain Rodney Savage is an officer in a Native regiment in Bhowani – an imaginary town bordering Kishanpur, a still independent Indian kingdom.

While acknowledging several of the mistakes in policy, like the forceful removal of native rulers and the indifference to local customs see the issue of greased cartridges to caste conscious soldiersthe major tonality of the argument is that the British are the best thing that could have happened to India, as they are the superior race with the better morals and better experience in governance.

As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13t. Not bad, shows some interesting scenes from the native indian and anglo indian life, but a little too predictable.

Books by John Masters. Jan 27, Philip Mc added it. The Deceivers is about Rodney’s father, William, who suppresses the Thugee. Masters writes with the descriptive depth of a professional soldier and a son of India.

I came to meet Masters when he lived in Santa Fe; read everything of his I could lay my hands on. Regardless, I didn’t do that once with this page Souvenir edition.