Nightrunners of Bengal [John Masters] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dust jacket design by Alan Haemer. His first novel. A story of. PDF | On Jan 1, , Mehmet fikret arargüç and others published Empire and Romance John Masters’ Nightrunners of Bengal. As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13th Rifles celebrates the start of in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of.

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He is also a skilled storyteller – this may be a debut novel with some unsubtle characterizations and forced plot twists, but the scenery, the unforgiving climate, the social life in the cantonment jump off the page in vivid and convincing colours.

Savage — the grandson of William Mastdrs who was instrumental in stamping out the Thugs — was one of the first English officers to see what was going on, and was instrumental in kasters put down the insurrection.

Some pages contain water stain, but not wave. Paternalistic, but a tightly engineered story. Very Good with no dust jacket. Used book in good condition. Copyright datefirst edition, first printing.

Nightrunners Of Bengal by Masters, John

All books shipped within 24 hours with U. Used book in very good condition. Jacket has wear at spine and flap fold ends. The English reprisals that followed were brutal, and nighttunners overall effect of the mutineers’ revolutionaries’ defeat was a complete takeover of India by the British Crown, and the creation of what we know as the Raj.


Some prayed; some shrugged; few went abroad.

Nightrunners Of Bengal

Officers of the various companies poo-pooed the whole thing, but it soon got out of hand. Mightrunners rights were bought by the Rank Organisation.

Preview — Nightrunners of Bengal by John Masters. I first read the book inand it stands up to rereading. The Book House – St. Wonderful historical fiction told in the bengzl style, woven with threads of truth about man, men, fraternal love, lust, philanthropia, and ethnocentric ignorance.

The guns are coming. To ask other readers questions about Nightrunners of Bengalplease sign up. This is the night. Orient and Empire in British Writing. Very Good with no dust jacket Edition: All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The nihtrunners result is a page turner, written in an anguished tone.

Nightrunners of Bengal by John Masters

Twelve centuries of English history show nothing remotely like it. He was educated at Wellington and Sandhurst.

Masters writes with the descriptive depth of a professional soldier and a son of India. No trivia or quizzes yet. Captain Savage is ordered to Kishanpur to protect the state’s ruler and her young son. Within the English community, Savage is surrounded by ignorance, with oblivious and bigoted colleagues; he has a wife he doesn’t love – one of many nightrunnners women nitpicking pettily about each other – and is the recipient of difficult questions he doesn’t want to hear from an annoying bluestocking he and I both disliked her early on, but she grew on us.


Nightrunners of Bengal Masters, John. I recommend sticking it out, definitely worth the effort! View all 3 comments. In spite of nightrunndrs empathy with the sepoys, Savage does not realise that fear and resentment are driving them to intrigue with local rulers and other conspirators against the rule of the British East India Company. A charge by Indian masterrs who have remained loyal to the British turns the tide of battle.

Pages and edges are clean and bright. People hurried home when they heard it, or bolted their fo, and waited.

As the tension develops into violence and the British struggle to identify who is loyal to joyn the full horror of the Indian Mutiny emerges. For some time Savage’s sense of betrayal and loss drives him into insane hatred of all Indians [3] and he kills an Indian officer who was his friend.

This managed to offend both nightrunnesr, and led to murmurings among the troops. After briefly commanding the 3rd battalion of his regiment, Masters subsequently became GSO1 the Chief of Staff of Indian 19th Infantry Division, which was heavily involved in the later stages of the Burma Campaign, until the end of the war. Originally published in