Title: Nightrunners of Bengal
Author: Masters, John
Publisher: The Viking Press, New York
Publication Date: 1951
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: G
D-j Condition: Poor
Comments: Wear to headcap. Top edge tanned. Spine cocked. D-j chipped. Pencil notes on some pages.
Synopsis: As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13th Rifles celebrates the start of 1857 in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of Kishanpur. Captain Savage is ordered to Kishanpur to protect the state’s ruler and her young son. As the tension develops into violence and the British struggle to identify who is loyal to them the full horror of the Indian Mutiny emerges. One of the great novels of India, Nightrunners of Bengal combines John Master’s mastery of story-telling with an intuitive sense of history.