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The Skull of Alum Bheg: The Life and Death of a Rebel of 1857

The Life and Death of a Rebel OF 1857

1 March 2018

Kim A Wagner

The historian Kim A Wagner traces a skull found in a bar in England to Alum Bheg, a rebel soldier in the 1857 revolt. According to Wagner, Bheg was captured by the British East India Company and shot out of a cannon. This book offers a grisly and macabre account of the 1857 revolt, including the public executions of thousands of men.

Penguin Random House, 256 pages, Rs 599

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