• Rudrangshu Mukherjee is a historian and journalist. Currently running the editorial pages of The Telegraph, he has held various academic posts and taught, among others, at Calcutta, Princeton and Manchester universities. He is the author of several books, most recently Mangal Pandey: Brave Martyr or Accidental Hero, India Then and Now, Awadh in Revolt, 1857-58: A Study of Popular Resistance and Spectre of Violence: The 1857 Kanpur Massacres. He is also the editor of The Penguin Gandhi Reader and Great Speeches of Modern India. Mukherjee lives in Kolkata. Pramod Kapoor is a collector of historical records and photographs, and a publisher by prefession. The photographs for this book were lovingly collected over a long period of time from all over the world.

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