How Pigs, Cows and a Gun Rushed a Nation into Revolution

The revolution you know, the story you didn’t

The year is 1857. India’s first War of Independence had just begun.

Although India was a big country, the revolution erupted only in certain pockets of northern India. Against a mighty and scientifically empowered British Empire, this was far too little.



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Aravind Balakrishnan

Introvert or Shy? Not sure. Bibliophile or Cine-buff? Both. Nethead or Story-writer? Still dunno. All I know is I want to write to live and I live to write.