EUROPEAN ADVENTURERS OF NORTHERN INDIA (1785-1849) Paperback / softback
DESCRIPTION:Around 200 years ago in Lahore, deserters across Europe intermingled with sophisticated ex-Napoleonic officers for the chance to fight for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who sought to create Asia's most powerful army in anticipation of a clash with the British Empire. Conspicuous among them were a Scots-American soldier-of-fortune who single-handedly defended Lahore by blowing up 300 furious fanatics, a Neapolitan general whose blood-lust for extreme forms of punitive justice inspired fear in Sikhs and Afghans alike, and the son of an Irish sailor who had ruled a small Indian principality as the Raja of Tipperary.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 400 pages, 20 colour, map
- Publisher: KASHI HOUSE
- Publication Date: 15/03/2018
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781911271109