By J.G. Farrell
Published by Weidenfield & Nicolson
India, 1857 – the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned into bloody rebellion on their British overlords. The Siege of Krishnapur is set in an isolated Victorian outpost on the subcontinent. Rumours of strife filter in from afar and yet the members of the colonial community remains confident of their military and above all, moral superiority.
But when they find themselves under actual siege, the true character of their dominion – at once brutal, blundering, and wistful – is soon revealed.