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At the Point of the Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War

G. A. Henty

The story of the war in which the power of the great Mahratta confederacy was broken ended in the firm establishment of the British Empire the Indian Peninsula. When the struggle began, the Mahrattas were masters of no small portion of India; their territory comprising the whole country between Bombay and Delhi, and stretching down from Rajputana to Allahabad; while in the south they were lords of the district of Cuttack, thereby separating Madras from Calcutta. The jealousies of the great Mahratta leaders, Holkar and Scindia, who were constantly at war with each other, or with the Peishwa at Poona, divided and weakened the nation and allowed the British to conquer, although at the cost of much blood, to free a large portion of India from a race that was a scourge--faithless, intriguing and crafty; cruel, and reckless of life. Henty paints the Mahrattas as cowardly tyrants and deserving of their ultimate downfall. - Summary by Lynne Thompson/ G. A. Henty

The story of the war in which the power of the great Mahratta confederacy was broken ended in the firm establishment of the British Empire the Indian Peninsula. When the struggle began, the Mahrattas were masters of no small portion of India; their territory comprising the whole country between Bombay and Delhi, and stretching down from Rajputana to Allahabad; while in the south they were lords of the district of Cuttack, thereby separating Madras from Calcutta. The jealousies of the great Mahratta leaders, Holkar and Scindia, who were constantly at war with each other, or with the Peishwa at Poona, divided and weakened the nation and allowed the British to conquer, although at the cost of much blood, to free a large portion of India from a race that was a scourge--faithless, intriguing and crafty; cruel, and reckless of life. Henty paints the Mahrattas as cowardly tyrants and deserving of their ultimate downfall. - Summary by Lynne Thompson/ G. A. Henty
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Fiction

Description:

The story of the war in which the power of the great Mahratta confederacy was broken ended in the firm establishment of the British Empire the Indian Peninsula. When the struggle began, the Mahrattas were masters of no small portion of India; their territory comprising the whole country between Bombay and Delhi, and stretching down from Rajputana to Allahabad; while in the south they were lords of the district of Cuttack, thereby separating Madras from Calcutta. The jealousies of the great Mahratta leaders, Holkar and Scindia, who were constantly at war with each other, or with the Peishwa at Poona, divided and weakened the nation and allowed the British to conquer, although at the cost of much blood, to free a large portion of India from a race that was a scourge--faithless, intriguing and crafty; cruel, and reckless of life. Henty paints the Mahrattas as cowardly tyrants and deserving of their ultimate downfall. - Summary by Lynne Thompson/ G. A. Henty

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 54m


Chapters

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02:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:19