Series edited by UoH faculty, Dr. Pramod K Nayar of the English Department
The 1857 revolution, which is considered as the first revolt for independence in India, is believed to be a mutiny of Indian sepoys of the British ruling East India Company. The whole history of India and British is believed to be the outcome of First War of Independence.
Here is a series of novels narrating all these events of history…the beginning, the revolution, the freedom fights and the victory. Both Indians and Britons have their own viewpoints on these incidences. The novel The Mutiny is a series depicting the stories from 19th century till the early 20th century. The Mutiny series was today (17 August 2013) launched by UoH Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy at a function in Hyderabad at the British Library. The Mutiny novels contain six novels which bring back some of Indian cultural history. The rarest Indian history details and literature are presented before the readers with the help of these novels which are extremely dramatic, offensive, provocative and reflective political texts. Prof. Aloka Parasher Sen, Dean of School of Social Sciences and Prof. Amitabha Dasgupta, Dean of School of Humanities from UoH spoke at the function.
The series includes Alice F Jackson’s A Brave Girl, Bryda by Louise Frances Field, R E Forrest’s Eight Days, In The Heart of the Storm penned by Maxwell Gray , Lost in the Jungle by Augusta Marryat and The Red Year written by Louis Tracy. The series is published by DC Books edited by Pramod K Nayar. Pramod is a faculty member in the Department of English at University of Hyderabad. He has penned many books which include Writing Wrongs The Cultural Construction of Human Rights in India, States of Sentiment: Exploring the Cultures of Emotion, An Introduction to New Media and Cyber cultures, Packaging Life: Cultures of the Everyday, Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: From Structuralism to Ecocriticism, Seeing Stars: Spectacle, Society and Celebrity Culture, A Short History of English Literature, Reading Culture: Theory, Praxism Politics, Virtual Worlds: Culture and Politics in the Age of Cybertechnology and Literary Theory Today.
His forthcoming works include Posthumanism and Women in Colonial India: Historical Documents and Sources.