Nightrunners of Bengal [John Masters] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dust jacket design by Alan Haemer. His first novel. A story of. PDF | On Jan 1, , Mehmet fikret arargüç and others published Empire and Romance John Masters’ Nightrunners of Bengal. As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13th Rifles celebrates the start of in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of.

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Were the British better or more fair tha I first read this book when I was in India in the early ‘s, knowing nothing of the history of this complex country; the Mughul rulers, the British Raj, the fight for independence or anything really.

Interesting look at the Indian Mutiny through the eyes of the Raj.

Nightrunners of Bengal by John Masters

Eventually the humanity and tolerance of the villagers, combined with his growing love for Caroline, enable him to recover and to reach the British forces gathering to suppress the rebellion who are infected with their own hatred and desire for revenge. Trivia About Nightrunners of B Return to Book Page. I can remember reading the scene where Rodney Savage, along with his son and lady friend, Caroline, goes down the chute to escape being killed twice before.

Pictures of jhn item not already msters here available upon request. By August nightrrunners mutiny had settled into war. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. As the tension develops into violence and the British struggle to identify who is loyal to them the full horror of the As Captain Rodney Savage nightrunneds the 13th Rifles celebrates the start of in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of Kishanpur.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Published May 1st by Souvenir Press first published His world is destroyed when he has to face that these same men want to kill him, and do kill other British. Extensive research was done to provide an accurate setting and reference to actual events. Feb 15, Rosaliie added nightfunners. To ask other readers questions about Nightrunners of Bengalplease sign up. Views Read Edit View history. Ships with Tracking Number!

Film rights were bought by the Rank Organisation. It is also apparent that the first time around I was more interested in the adventure elements of the story opulent tiger hunts, harrowing escapes from blood crazed savages, gruesome murders, valiant cavalry charges, naked girls dancing, etc than in the political implications and the evident bias of the narrator for the A re-read for me.

Be the first to ask a og about Nightrunners of Bengal. Old Scrolls Book Shop Published: Within the English community, Savage is surrounded by ignorance, with oblivious and bigoted colleagues; he has a wife he doesn’t love – one of many idle women nitpicking pettily about each other – and is the recipient of difficult questions he doesn’t want to hear from an annoying bluestocking he and I both disliked her early on, but she grew on us.

The book describes what we Nightrjnners call the Indian Mutiny of However, two thirds in the story suddenly explodes and it was all Maeters could do to finish it!

Captain Rodney Savage, an officer in the East India Company, begins to notice nightruunners of unrest among his native troops. In India they had servants, large houses, power and prestige. Dust jacket now in a clear cover.

The Savage Family Chronicles 3. Normally, the Sepoys would open the package using their teeth to rip the paper nightrunnners apart.


Judging by the behavior exhibited by the British military and their paternalistic attitude to their native troops, I would tend to be on the side of the sepoys.

Masters knows the country intimately well. Masters later wrote about these events in the second volume of his autobiography, The Road Past Mandalay. Like other John Masters book, an extraordinary adventure period novel. It set out at sunset from every place where sepoys were stationed; it traveled in every direction; and before the morning of Sunday, May 10,it had cro Page Anwar Hossain rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

This article needs additional citations for verification. All books shipped within 24 hours with U. The best novel on the rebellion I’ve read. Clean black and yellow cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. It was published in the United States in Januaryand at first attracted severe criticism from some reviewers who objected to what they regarded as its imperialist viewpoint and graphic depiction of acts of savagery.

When hell breaks loose, Rodney and Caroline try to escape towards a larger British garrison where a large scale confrontation with the rebels offers a grandiose finale to the novel.

Nightrunners Of Bengal

Nightrunners of Bengal John Masters Penguin. For the positive aspects, Masters knows his history stuff, not surprising given his five generations background in the Indian Army. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box.