Tag Archive | indian history

Gandhi (1982)

Director: Richard Attenborough Writer: John Briley Starring: Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Roshan Seth (Nehru), Edward Fox (General Dyer), Alyque Padamsee (Mohammad Ali Jinnah), Candice Bergen (Margaret Bourke-White), Martin Sheen (Walker) In the autumn of 1963, Richard Attenborough approached Indian’s then Prime Minister Pandit Nehru about making a film. This film was to be decades in the […]

A Straight Path – Preview of Prologue & Chapter One

Prologue   As the sun began to set on Sunday 10th May 1857, a group of civilians and sepoy soldiers of the East India Company (EIC) revolted. Soon after 5pm, while the European officers and their families were at church, the rebels burst through the cantonment setting fire to buildings, looting weapons and slaughtering the […]

Mutiny!

The Indian Mutiny of 1857 began today on May 10th. As the sun began to set on Sunday 10th May 1857, a group of civilians and sepoy soldiers of the East India Company (EIC) revolted. Soon after 5pm, while the European officers and their families were at church, the rebels burst through the cantonment setting […]