The Call of the Blood

  • The Call of the Blood
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The Call of the Blood
or Anglo-Indians and the Sepoy Mutiny

Herbert Alick Stark

History | 148 pages

ISBN: 978-81-928188-4-9

 

The Anglo-Indians who fought in the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 are long since dead; but their glorious deeds are writ large on the page of history. The recital of how they bore themselves, and suffered, and fell like heroes, still stirs the breast and quickens the pulse of their descendants.
 

It would have been singularly fortunate for these pages had the copious official and non-official literature relating to the Mutiny sorted Anglo-Indian from European, and chronicled separately the vital services which Anglo-Indian manhood, and womanhood, and youth had rendered the Fatherland in its hour of peril and dire distress.
 

In comparison with the atrocities of the Mutiny, the horrors of the Black Hole fade into insignificance. The cruelties perpetrated in the Revolt ranged from the wanton slaughter of defenceless Europeans and Anglo-Indians, and their families, isolated in mofussil solitudes, there growing indigo, laying telegraph wires, and constructing rail-roads, to the wholesale massacre of British-born men, women and children, congregated in capital cities and military centres. Everywhere it engulfed Europeans and Anglo-Indians alike in a merciless maelstrom of rapine and arson, mutilation and torture, outrage and murder.
 

This book recounts how loyally the Anglo-Indians in the crisis of the Sepoy Mutiny answered the Call of the Blood, and proved, as they had ever done of yore, that

The blood a hero sire hath spent
Still nerves a hero son.

Product Code: AI-008
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