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The patient assassin : a true tale of massacre, revenge and the raj

Author: Anita Anand
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., a CBS company, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian's twenty-year quest for revenge, taking him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost the lives of hundreds. When Sir Michael O'Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, ordered Brigadier General Reginald Dyer to Amritsar, he wanted him to bring the troublesome city to heel. Sir Michael had become  Read more...
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Named Person: Udham Singh; Michael O'Dwyer, Sir; Michael O'Dwyer, Sir; Udham Singh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Anand
ISBN: 9781471174223 1471174220 9781471174216 1471174212
OCLC Number: 1038054917
Description: 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anita Anand.

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A gripping story of a twenty-year quest for revenge after one of the most horrific Raj atrocities.  Read more...

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'A revealing look at the brutalityand oppression of British rule...Anand does a stellar job of sketching Singh's trajectory from orphanage to hangman's noose.' -- Yudhijit Bhattacharjee * Deccan Read more...

 
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