‘. . . through careful research and focus on the joint actions of the peasants and talukdars, Mukherjee has made a valuable contribution to our understanding of the events of 1857 in Awadh.’ - Michael Fisher, Journal of Asian Studies ‘An excellent and scholarly work, likely to be long regarded as the definitive statement on the subject.’ - P. J. O. Taylor (ed.), A Companion to the ‘Indian Mutiny’ of 1857. This book, now in paperback for the first time and with a new Introduction, remains one of the best studies of popular resistance and peasant rebellion.