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30%OFFMark Simner - Pathan Rising: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897-1898 - 9781781555408 - V9781781555408
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Pathan Rising: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897-1898

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Description for Pathan Rising: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897-1898 Hardcover. The tribal unrest-stirred up by fanatical Islamic religious leaders calling for Jihad against the British-that erupted along the North West Frontier of India in 1897. It was a short but sharp period of violence that would see the award of no fewer than eleven VCs, in what was the most serious challenge to the Empire since the Indian Mutiny. Num Pages: 272 pages, 64 black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FCA; 1FKA; 3JH; HBJF; HBLL; HBTV; HBWS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 168 x 245 x 30. Weight in Grams: 642.
Pathan Rising tells the story of the large-scale tribal unrest that erupted along the North West Frontier of India in the late 1890s; a short but sharp period of violence that was initiated by the Pathan tribesmen against the British. Although the exact causes of the unrest remain unclear, it was likely the result of tribal resentment towards the establishment of the Durand Line and British 'forward policy', during the last echoes of the 'Great Game', that led the proud tribesmen to take up arms on an unprecedented scale. This resentment was brought to boiling point by a number of ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Fonthill Media
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
Toadsmoor Road, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781781555408
SKU
V9781781555408
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99-10

About Mark Simner
Mark Simner has been interested in British military history since childhood, having widely read and researched the period of 1700 to 1945. In 2007 he setup the successful Victorian Wars Forum, which was followed by the equally popular Napoleonic Wars Forum in 2011. His first book, An Illustrated Introduction to the Battle of Waterloo, was published in May 2015, and ... Read more

Reviews for Pathan Rising: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897-1898
There are stories of intrigue, treachery, betrayal and heroism in battle. The fierce independence seen today existed in times past. Distrust between the various tribes and the British were common... It was a fascinating read, and there are similarities between what happened then and most recently.
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