150th anniversary of the Indian Mutiny - May 10th

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  1. An interesting article in the 'Independent'

    Mutiny! The uprising that shook the world

    It's a century and a half since a revolt by soldiers in the Bengal army exploded into a bloody nationwide rebellion that nearly ended the British presence in India. It failed; but, argues William Dalrymple, the world is still feeling its effects today
    Published: 05 May 2007

    On the evening of Sunday 10 May 1857, 150 years ago next week, 300 mutinous sepoys from Meerut rose up against their officers. They shot as many as they could, then rode through the night to the old Mughal capital of Delhi, where there they massacred every Christian man, woman and child, and declared the 82-year-old Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, to be their leader.

    Long article but well worth a read..Here: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article2514263.ece