Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier - Theodore Leighton Pennell (1867–1912), was a Christian missionary and doctor who lived among the tribes of Afghanistan. He founded a missionary hospital in Bannu in the North-West Frontier of British India, now Pakistan. For his work he received the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for Public Service in India. He published a work on his life under the title Among the wild tribes of the Afghan frontier in 1908. During 1904 Pennell travelled through the Punjab by bicycle, mixing with the local people, with one Afghan companion. He dressed as a sadhu, and was often penniless. An insightful book into the complex life style of the Pashtun and the war-like ways of tribal society. An area of interest still to modern readers.
Menpes (1855 - 1938) was born in Australia, came to England when about 20 and apprenticed under James Mcneill Whistler the famous American artist who lived in England then, being a highly rated artist and portrait He became prosperous through his art, much of which was published in illustrated book form by A &C Black in London with text by his daughter Dorothy. goes in that he also sometimes drew from photos. He was a truly outstanding artist of his time and was also one of the most innovative in that he also did draw from photographs besides being a highly proficient etcher and engraver as well as lithographer. Menpes had his own printing press in London which produced all the prints for his illustrated books.
Menpes and Dorothy came out to India for the Durbar of 1903 and the book The Durbar, published by A & C Black, followed later that year with text by Dorothy and a hundred chromolithographs by Mortimer Menpes. The plates were produced in the Menpes Press under the personal supervision of the artist. Menpes's Durbar drawings are perhaps one of the last instances of the handmade print or engraving making a brave last stand against the advent of photography and photo offset. Menpes is on record about his Durbar and other Indian drawings : "his wish was to capture the brilliancy of Indian sunlight, the dazzling luminosity of atmospheric effects, rather than to make studies of local colour and native types". Th e moving spirit behind the 1903 Durbar was the Baron Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy between 1898 - 1905. What makes Curzon's Durbar so interesting, apart from its colourful and grand pageantry, is the personality of Curzon himself. And then there is the pictorial record of the proceedings left for us by the artist Mortimer Menpes. Curzon loved any form of public display of imperial power. This eBook (88MB) is available for immediate download. Simply order below to have a copy of this rare book in PDF format.
Includes a full scan of the 1858 book The Indian Rebellion - Its Causes and Consequences by Alexander Duff- 409 pages in all. An important eye witness account by a leading and far sighted missionary who had long worked in India.
Insightful descriptions written at the time of the mutiny in India which bring to life the fears and concerns of a British expatriate in the thick of the rebellion. Describes in graphic detail the rebellion as it happened across Northern India from Meerut, Delhi, Lucknow to Cawnpore. An ultimate Victorian nightmare for Europeans stranded in a hostile land.
Accompanying this book is a Description of the Indian Mutiny, its causes, major campaigns and effects. Includes a detailed map of India at the time of the Mutiny and the disposition of British and Native Indian forces. Illustrated by period photos and drawings.
Also included is the full text of the 1910 book - A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi with an account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore in 1857 by Charles John Griffiths late Captain 61st Regiment. Download these 3 PDF eBook publication in one file (49MB)
The Story of Lord Roberts by Edmund Francis Sellar - 1906
Colour plates -
Arrival in India At Peshawur
Meeting with Nicholson ,
The Mutiny ,
The Ridge at Delhi ,
Cawnpore and Lucknow ,
The End of the Mutiny ,
Return to India,
South African War,
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The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War was an 1898 book written by Winston Churchill; it was his first published work of non-fiction.
Members of the 45th Sikhs after the siege had been lifted.
It details an 1897 military campaign on the Northwest Frontier (an area now part of Pakistan). Churchill participated in the campaign as a second lieutenant in the cavalry; he volunteered for the posting, having become bored of playing polo in India.